Land and Water Conservation Fund

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

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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.

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Nearly half of Americans didn’t go outside to recreate in 2018. That has the outdoor industry worried.

Sobering statistics in the Outdoor Participation Report show even kids are staying inside. “We should really be concerned as a nation that we are becoming an indoor nation,” Outdoor Foundation boss Lise Aangeenbrug says.

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Plan to buy remote Sweetwater Lake and transfer it to Forest Service gets boost from Eagle County communities

With nearly $1 million in donations, the Eagle Valley Land Trust is moving ahead with plans to purchase the 488-acre, privately-owned property surrounded by National Forest land

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Conservationists hope to tap Land and Water Conservation Fund to preserve land and water on Sweetwater

Historic Sweetwater Lake and 488 acres of land around it near Dotsero has been in the sights of residential developers. But now it could be saved for public access.