RL33531 – Land and Water Conservation Fund: Overview, Funding History, and Issues – 9/6/2016

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Land and Water Conservation Fund: Overview, Funding History, and Issues

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Author: Carol Hardy Vincent, Specialist in Natural Resources Policy
Pages: 22

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Act of 1965 was enacted to help preserve, develop, and ensure access to outdoor recreation resources. A main goal of the law was to facilitate participation in recreation and strengthen the "health and vitality" of U.S. citizens. The law sought to accomplish this goal by "providing funds" for federal land acquisition and for federal assistance to states in recreation planning, acquisition of lands and waters, and development of recreation facilities. Bills: H.R. 1814, H.R. 4151, H.R. 1814, H.R. 3173, H.R. 201, H.R. 3977, H.R. 2584, S. 338, S. 890, S. 556, S. 390, S. 2012