Tags: LWCF

A cause for celebration: Fones Cliffs protected along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake NHT

by Jody Hedeman Couser, Director of Communications, Chesapeake Conservancy Partners gathered at historic Fones Cliffs along Virginia’s Rappahannock River and the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail on June 28, 2019, to celebrate the permanent protection of 252 acres recently added to the Rappahannock River…

Trinity Divide deal protects 17 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail

by Megan Wargo, Director of Land Protection, Pacific Crest Trail Association In June, a significant step forward was achieved in the goal to permanently protect the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) with the $15 million acquisition of the 10,300-acre Trinity Divide project in Northern California.…

Help secure full annual funding of the LWCF and donate to support the work of the PNTS

by Gary Werner, Executive Director, Partnership for the National Trails System As we begin the second 50 years of building, protecting, interpreting, and maintaining the national scenic and historic trails, several new opportunities offer the prospect of significantly enhancing our efforts. The Partnership for the National…

LWCF permanently reauthorized: Federal program is critical for protecting special places along national trails

By: Gary Werner, Executive Director, Partnership for the National Trails System In February, the 116th Congress passed S.47—the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act—the largest public lands bill since 2009. This omnibus public lands bill includes permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water…

#SaveLWCF to Save Our Trails

Urge Congress to permanently reauthorize LWCF with full, dedicated funding The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) expired on September 30th, threatening the future of our national trails, parks, and public lands. “Without any action from Congress, a program that is widely supported, provides more…

PNTS Statement in Support of H.R. 6510

On behalf of the Partnership for the National Trails System and our 35 member organizations we encourage the Natural Resources Committee to support H.R. 6510, the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act. All Public Lands Must Be Included in Deferred Maintenance Legislation (incl. U.S.…

LWCF Coalition launches #SaveLWCF initiative

Adapted from a LWCF Coalition news release In October, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Coalition launched the #SaveLWCF initiative to highlight the successes on the 52nd year of LWCF in 52 places in States and territories over the next year. The Coalition will…

LWCF Launches 52 Week Campaign

The LWCF Coalition has launched the #SaveLWCF initiative to highlight the successes on the 52nd year of LWCF in 52 places in states and territories over the next year. We are spotlighting conservation and recreation success stories, drawing attention to LWCF’s looming expiration, and growing…