If you’re like us, you’re thrilled to have any opportunity to celebrate good news these days!
Today, the president signed the Great American Outdoors Act. Like any major legislation, it is not without its controversial points, but it will provide permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The LWCF was instrumental in our work with the Trust for Public Land to transfer the Hidden Valley property (pictured) to the USFS for permanent protection, providing $800,000 of the $1.1 million required to acquire it.
In fact, when the campaign to preserve Hidden Valley was underway in the early 1990’s, Rep. Ben Nighthorse Campbell’s office reportedly received more letters of support for this acquisition than any other LWCF project.