In a significant move this week, the US Senate approved the “Great American Outdoors Act,” which combines two topics. First, the backlog of maintenance projects (estimated to be $12 billion) for our National Parks has $9.5 billion included in the bill. Second, the bill permanently supports up to $900 million every year for conservation funding.
The latter funding comes through a program call the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Lands within Chino Hills State Park include acquisitions funded through LWCF dollars. As you can see, land conservation is a field that requires local, regional, state, and federal participation. We are pleased to see this landmark legislation move forward. Fingers crossed the House of Representatives approves the bill and the President signs it.
Read the Huffington Post article.