The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was established by Congress in 1964 to protect critical habitat, preserve natural areas and wildlife, provide clean water and ensure all Americans have access to quality outdoor recreation. By leveraging land acquisition, conservation easements, and matching grants, LWCF has protected
nearly 5 million acres of natural areas from development and has given millions of Americans the opportunity to enjoy outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, hunting, and fishing. Conservation of our natural resources is critical to maintaining the health of our public lands, quality of life and our economic well-being.
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