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From community parks to the iconic Lake Superior shoreline, LWCF gives you access to hundreds of outdoor places in Wisconsin.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is set to expire
September 30, 2018

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What difference does LWCF make?

Many people enjoy the impact of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) every day, but few know it even exists.

LWCF gives you the opportunity to visit thousands of places across the nation, including hundreds right here in Wisconsin. The LWCF has funded outdoor spaces in every one of  our 72 counties, giving you access to community parks, pools, and tennis courts; natural areas, state parks, forests, trout streams, shorelines, trails, and other places where you and your family can have fun in the great outdoors. 

You can help preserve this resource. 

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It's a Legacy as Big as the Outdoors

In 1964, Congress passed a bipartisan bill to counteract the negative environmental impact of the oil industry.

This legislative effort used off-shore drilling fees to improve outdoor recreation and give people access to public lands and historical areas; it became the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

For 54 years, the LWCF has provided nearly $4 billion to protect and sustain land, water and wildlife for people across America—$215 million has protected many of the places you enjoy in Wisconsin. 

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The Impact of Land and Water Conservation Fund
  • 1,900
    National sites of cultural and historic resources are at risk and in need of protection
  • 600
    Miles of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail are complete, welcoming nearly 1 million visitors per year. But, there are more than 500 miles to finish.
  • $1=$4
    Based on information from the Trust for Public Land, every dollar the LWCF invests in public land yields an estimated $4 in economic benefit.
  • 1,778
    Wisconsin projects funded by the LWCF during the last 54 years
  • $0
    The cost of the Land and Water Conservation charged to your  tax bill

Ways to Help

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Contact Your Representative

The LWCF conserves and protects our nation’s great

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