Senate Votes to Make Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate voted to make permanent the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), America’s most successful conservation program, on a bipartisan vote of 92-8. The measure passed as part of the Natural Resources Management Act (S.47). Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), who has led the bipartisan fight to save the LWCF over the last decade, issued the following statement:

“This victory was a long time in the making, and it is the result of the steadfast efforts of many who care deeply about America’s natural treasures,” said Senator Burr. “By making the Land and Water Conservation Fund a permanent program, we ensure that our country is always able to preserve our magnificent parks and outdoor spaces. Protecting this program is the right thing to do for our children, grandchildren, and countless generations so that they may come to enjoy the great American outdoors as we have.

“I’m proud of my colleagues who joined me in this fight, and I look forward to the House passing this legislation soon.”