Support the Land & Water Conservation Fund!

Great work CCA supporters on helping to pass permanent re-authorization of LWCF!

Now it’s time to ask Congress for full annual funding of LWCF. Let our Colorado elected officials know that you support Senate Bill 1081 to fully fund LWCF!

  • Senator Cory Gardner Grand Junction Office: (970) 245-9553

  • Senator Michael Bennet Grand Junction Office: (970) 241-6631

Recent passage of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act (Dingell Act) permanently reauthorized LWCF after a lengthy effort in Congress. Now is the time to build off the recent LWCF reauthorization and fight for the next phase of LWCF legislation: Full, permanent, and dedicated funding. That means the $900 million that comes IN every year to the LWCF account will automatically go OUT every year to LWCF projects and grants for conservation and recreation at the national, state and local level. Until then, LWCF and all its benefits are still at risk.

Check out this great video!! 

From McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area to our local Blue Heron River Trail here in Grand Junction, LWCF has helped protect America’s most treasured places for five decades. Over its 50-year history, the fund has played an essential role in conservation and preservation in every state across the country and it has supported over 41,000 state and local park projects. 

Imagine if Devils Canyon in McInnis Canyons had become a golf course or housing development back in the 1980’s. Or not being able to recreate in Rabbit Valley today because it's mostly private land....this could have been a reality without LWCF. 

These places were protected using LWCF, a bi-partisan supported fund from off-shore drilling that gives back to counties all across the nation for conservation and recreation projects. And now, LWCF is in dire need of full funding. Addressing the $12 billion maintenance backlog in national parks is also a top priority and Congress needs to address both issues. 

Questions? Contact CCA's Executive Director, Joe Neuhof, via joe@canyonsassociation.org

or 970-263-7902