New State Outdoor Recreation funding survey!!

BOULDER, Colo. – September 6, 2017 – Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) today released the State Funding Mechanisms for Outdoor Recreation report featuring case studies on seven states across the country that are investing in the public lands and waters that support the outdoor economy. “Funding for outdoor recreation and conservation is a central part of what OIA and […]

Brief Summary of LWCF Re-authorization Bills – Aug 2017

The LWCF’s authorization expired in 2015 before Congress included a three-year reauthorization through Sept. 30, 2018, as part of the fiscal year 2016 omnibus spending package. With the program’s sunset nearing, competing proposals have been introduced in the House and Senate to both reauthorize and reform the LWCF. Those bills are below: S. 896 – A […]

Brief – Up to Date History of the LWCF State Assistance Program – Aug 2017

In 1964, Congress created the Land and Water Conservation Fund, or LWCF, “to assist the States and Federal agencies in meeting present and future outdoor recreation demands and needs of the American people.” Since the program’s inception, this powerful conservation tool has helped preserve thousands of acres across all 50 states. The two main purposes […]

OIA Releases 50 State Outdoor Recreation Economy Reports

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) today released the state-level Outdoor Recreation Economy Report featuring economic data for all 50 states across the United States, the largest and most comprehensive state-by-state report of its kind. The data underscores a growing economic force that generates billions in consumer spending and creates millions of good-paying, American jobs in communities across the country. […]

NASORLO Snapshot Survey – LWCF Needs, Infrastructure and Urban/Metro uses

NASORLO just completed a quick survey of key states to determine the views on the demand for, matching funds available, use of LWCF for infrastructure and assessing overall state park and urban needs.  The quick results are: LWCF could double from FY 17 levels and matching funds would be available Infrastructure projects make up nearly […]

GOMESA Explained !!

The link below gives you an overview of the GOMESA program that is an enhancement to LWCF on an annual basis.. fyi..

NASORLO Annual Meeting, Downtown Marriott, Little Rock AR, October 18-20, 2017

The 2017 NASORLO annual meeting is scheduled for downtown Little Rock, AR on Wednesday October 18th through Friday October 20, 2017.  This is great venue for NASORLO’s annual meeting, as there are many opportunities for observing one of the most vibrant city scapes in all of America with plenty of parks, recreation and trails readily […]

DC Visit and Information from June 2017

NASORLO Members.. ( June 15th, 2017 ) Here is an update on last weeks meetings in Washington DC and what we need to do over the next few months related to advocacy for the State Assistance Program of the LWCF. The Admin. Budget will have a downward impact on all Interior Approps. The fact the […]

New: State Data Sheets for 2017

Here is a list of the key state data sheets we prepared for the June visit with DOI/NPS/Congressional Members and staff this year… More will be needed and added as we become more active with Congressional members and staff in our LWCF Advocacy.  They all want to know how this program benefits the folks at […]

One page summary of NASORLO position on LWCF funding and Re-authorization for 2017

  NASORLO encourages Congress to continue the federal investment in the LWCF State Assistance Program – a state and local partnership  creating parks close to home.  A key purpose of the LWCF Act was to help preserve, develop, and assure access to outdoor recreation facilities to provide recreation and strengthen the health of U.S. citizens […]