Each year, more and more of America's irreplaceable wildlands, fish and wildlife habitats, scenic areas, historic sites, and neighborhood parks are developed, fragmented, and otherwise sacrificed because there is simply not enough LWCF money to go around. In the past ten years, program funding has followed a dramatic decline while demand for these funds to protect our nation's most treasured natural, cultural, and recreation areas has skyrocketed.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund Coalition is a group of nonprofit organizations working together to support ample funding for the LWCF, the Forest Legacy Program and natural resource adaptation funding. The coalition produced this report that makes several recommendations to preserve and strengthen this funding source.
Working from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land offers a range of services to meet the conservation needs of the 21st century. We help communities raise funds, conduct research and planning, acquire and protect land, and design and renovate parks, playgrounds, trails, and gardens.