Fisher Bottom along the South Fork of the Snake River. BLM Idaho photo.

Land and Water Conservation Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) supports protection of federal public lands and waters.  The fund also supports voluntary conservation on private land.  

The BLM receives LWCF funding through annual appropriations from Congress; these funds are used to support specific conservation, recreation, and related projects that enhance management of and public access to existing public land and resources.  

Visit the Department of the Interior's website to learn more and check out five amazing places protected by the LWCF, including the BLM-managed California Coastal National Monument below (Photo by Bob Wick, BLM).

Sunset over the beach at the California Coastal National Monument. Photo by Bob Wick.