BLM Announces LWCF Funding Five Projects in the West
Grand Junction, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today five Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) projects in four western states will receive recreational access funding from the program. Congress appropriated $13 million in recreational access funds in fiscal year 2020, and the BLM has allocated funds to these five projects.
1) Table Rocks Special Recreation Management Area – Oregon
2) Organ Mountains-Desert Peak National Monument – New Mexico
3) Mojave Trails National Monument – California
4) John Day National Wild and Scenic River – Oregon
5) North Platte River Special Recreation Management Area – Wyoming
“Conservation of these special areas is an important milestone advancing the Biden Administration’s goal to conserve 30 percent of the nation’s lands and waters by 2030,” said Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Interior Nada Culver. “These five projects are outstanding representations of the goals of the LWCF program. They conserve important fish and wildlife habitat, secure public access to a variety of recreational activities and set aside exceptional places for all Americans to enjoy.”
For more information of these and other special places managed by the BLM for public enjoyment visit https://www.blm.gov.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.