Land and Water Conservation Fund

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

U.S. Senate passes measure to fully fund Land and Water Conservation Fund, tackle National Park maintenance

After years of stalled efforts, the Great American Outdoors Act gained traction thanks to Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who won backing from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

U.S. Forest Service ranks protecting Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake high on its list of funding priorities

A promise of support from the Land and Water Conservation Fund bolsters the year-long campaign to protect the Garfield County lake and its surrounding acres from development

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

In a win for public lands — and Cory Gardner — Trump vows to fully fund Land and Water Conservation Fund

The LWCF would get $900 million annually under legislation now supported by the president. Gardner will likely use the measure to bolster his 2020 reelection campaign platform and fend off critics.