Land and Water Conservation Fund. Land and Water Conservation Fund Supporting Community Recreation. Land and Water Conservation Fund Goals How it Works Funding Key Supporters.
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LWCF Program GoalsState and local: -park development -recreation facility development -open space acquisitionStatewide recreation planning
How it Works…1 fund, 2 programsFederal Side: land acquisition for BLM, NPS, USFS, and USFWSState Side: matching grants to statesfor statewide recreation planning, acquisition and development
State Matching Grant ProgramAcquire land for parks and recreationBuild or improve recreation facilities Promote statewide recreation planning
States select projects based on SCORP
Protection in perpetuity —Section 6(f)(3)
LWCF: 3 Key Provisions
…one project at a time
Statewide goals for outdoor recreation
Criteria for project selection
Select individual projects
Land and Water is Everywhere40 years…40,000 Projects1400 parks since 20002.5 million acres totalAlmost every county in the US $3.4 billion granted/$3.4 billion matched$6.8 billion total investment
Supporting Local RecreationFund UsesSports and PlayfieldsTrails and BikepathsFishing and Hunting Boating / Swimming facilitiesCamping facilities …and more!
Supporting Local Recreation…More Uses Community GardensAccessibility Improvements Winter Sports facilitiesPark Support facilitiesMany other eligible uses
Supporting Local RecreationIneligible Fund Uses Primarily tourist or specator-oriented Professional sports facilities Indoor recreation facilitiesCommercial entertainment
Key National SupportersAmericans for Our Heritage and Recreation (www.ahrinfo.org) National Recreation and Park Association (www.nrpa.org)
Land and Water Conservation FundRecent Funding History$40 million 2000$89 million 2001$140 million 2002$94 million 2003$91 million 2004…strongly supported by President Bush.