Udall, Heinrich Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Permanently Fund LWCF

Udall, Heinrich Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Permanently Fund LWCF

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member of the Senate Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce the Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at a level of $900 million.  

 

Udall, Heinrich Secure Historic New Mexico Conservation Wins in Public Lands Package

Udall, Heinrich Secure Historic New Mexico Conservation Wins in Public Lands Package

Senators successfully fought for measures to permanently authorize Land and Water Conservation Fund, and establish largest new wilderness addition in New Mexico since 1980

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich voted to pass the Natural Resources Management Act, a historic bipartisan public lands package that includes several New Mexico conservation priorities championed by Udall and Heinrich, including landmark legislation to permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), along with three major bills to establish wilderness within the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks (OMDP) National Monument and Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.

Congress Let Land & Water Conservation Fund Expire

Op-Ed

Congress Let Land & Water Conservation Fund Expire

By JEREMY ROMERO
Wildlife Corridor Coordinator
National Wildlife Federation

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Valles Caldera is the largest land acquisition in New Mexico made through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), one of the primary tools for protecting our national and local parks and public lands. LWCF contributed over $100 million to acquire the Preserve, help promote recreational opportunities and public access, and conserve habitat for wildlife including elk, mule deer, and mountain lions. And LWCF accomplishes things like this all over America at no cost to taxpayers. LWCF is completely funded from offshore oil and gas drilling royalties.

Udall, Heinrich Announce $500,000 for NM Parks, Outdoor Recreation

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Udall, Heinrich Announce $500,000 for NM Parks, Outdoor Recreation WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that the State of New Mexico will receive $500,138 through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to support outdoor recreation and conservation projects throughout the state. LWCF funds are a highly effective tool for creating and protecting urban and […]