Snowy Egret at Cape Romain

Full Funding of Land & Water Conservation Fund Secured as Great American Outdoors Act Is Signed into Law

Image Credit: Garry Tucker USFWS

WASHINGTON, DC (Aug. 4, 2020)—The Open Space Institute (OSI) today heralded the permanent and full funding of the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the nation’s most important and effective tool in advancing the long-term health of our nation’s forests, water sources, and parkland. Long sought-after funding for the LWCF was secured as President Donald Trump signed the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act into law.

The new law follows more than half a century of hard-fought efforts to ensure funding for the protection of our nation’s most precious natural resources. For the last decade, the OSI-supported Outdoor America Campaign (OAC) led the way to achieve full and permanent funding for the LWCF.

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