News & Events
News, upcoming events & conferences

Parks role in Successful Cities
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The Atlas Project Demo is available for viewing
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Secretary Jewell Travels to promote the benefits of LWCF program
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Energy Coalition endorses reauthorization of LWCF
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PILT – Payments in Leiu of Taxes – a factor in the reauthorized LWCF ?
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Salt Lake City Mayor, cites the benefits of a reauthorized LWCF with grants for communities
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Thoughts & Comments

"In 2014 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United States Congress' passage of the Land and Water Conservation Act. No law in history has done so much to create and protect a conservation and recreation legacy for America. As the official representatives of the LWCF State Assistance Program, the membership of NASORLO celebrate this anniversary, reflect on the conservation and outdoor recreation legacy created thus far, and look forward to the next 50 years as Congress reauthorizes this act that is so important to all Americans."

Tim Hogsett,
President
NASORLO 2013-2015

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Welcome

Welcome to the home page of the National Association of State Outdoor Recreation Liaison Officers. NASORLO represents the states and territories and provide a liaison to Congress and the Department of Interior for the administration of matching funds to state and local governments for outdoor recreation.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Program provides matching grants to state and local governments for the development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities. The program is intended to create and maintain a nationwide legacy of high quality recreation areas and facilities and to stimulate non-federal investments in the protection and maintenance of recreation resources across the United States.

Our Mission: To be the main state advocate for the State Assistance program of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. We do this through providing information, training, collecting data and preparing reports for use by the Department of Interior, Congress, our members, partners and communities who benefit from this program.

Who We Are

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An organization of state and territorial officials working to provide places for outdoor recreation through investment of proceeds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund in state and local projects.

What We Do

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Provide assistance, collect and distribute information and support advocacy on the state's share of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

What Makes Us Unique

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NASORLO members are appointed by our Governors to be the state's liaison to the Federal government to ensure efficient and equitable distribution of state assistance program funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.