LWCF to sunset at midnight barring last-minute action by Congress; BHA members travel to Washington, D.C., to stress LWCF’s role in conserving, enhancing access to public lands
Washington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- With expiration of the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund only hours away, American sportsmen are converging on Capitol Hill to urge members of Congress to prioritize reauthorization of the 50-year-old conservation program.
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers members from across the country traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with administration officials and elected leaders to send a strong and uncompromising message of support for a program responsible for conserving some of America’s most valuable fish and wildlife habitat and most important public access opportunities.
“Over half a century, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has supported projects that conserve intact wildlife habitat, sustain healthy fisheries and uphold public access to hunting and fishing,” said BHA President and CEO Land Tawney. “Congress’ inability to reauthorize this immensely popular program is disappointing to say the least.”
“Today,” continued Tawney, “American sportsmen have traveled to Washington, D.C., from across the country to deliver a clear and unequivocal message to our elected officials: Don’t let the sun set on the LWCF.”
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