The Rockies are home to some of the most majestic views in the country. From sweeping vistas of the rugged peaks in Colorado, to the serene rivers flowing through Wyoming and Montana, the Rockies are an iconic part of America’s natural legacy.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has been critical in protecting the Rockies — funds have expanded Glacier National Park, guaranteed public access to Rocky Mountain National Park, and even closed a mining threat that would have been devastating to Yellowstone National Park.
But Congress has repeatedly shortchanged LWCF — even though it doesn’t cost taxpayers a dime. The need for protection is more urgent than ever. Urban sprawl and development have drastically altered the landscape in the Rockies — oil, gas, coal and other energy development is the second-largest driver of natural area loss. Vital conservation work is at risk each day that LWCF is underfunded.
Call on Congress today to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund right away. We must protect the Rockies from future development, and ensure future generations have access to this iconic land.
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Fully Fund LWCF Right Away
With threats to nature rapidly increasing, it is especially critical to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) immediately. We cannot afford to put essential conservation programs in jeopardy.LWCF is one of America's most important and successful conservation programs, benefiting every state in the nation. LWCF has a 50-year track record of helping provide clean water, conserve natural resources, increase recreation opportunities and support communities.Vital conservation work is in danger every day LWCF continues to be underfunded. Plus, increasing its funding will not cost taxpayers a penny because it's paid for with drilling revenues from oil and gas companies. I ask you to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund as soon as possible.