NASORLO Leadership 2017 Updated

Here is the NASORLO Leadership for 2017… NASORLO Leadership and Officers – 2017 – 17 ( Yr. Position open and up for election ) President. Lauren Imgrund, SLO PA ( 2017 ) Director, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, Department of Conservation and Natural                    Resources, 400 Market Street, […]

Administration Budget targets LWCF, State Grants and GOMESA

The Trump administration would scale back significantly on new federal land acquisitions and revenue-sharing partnerships with states, while seeking new oil and drilling opportunities in the Arctic, under its fiscal 2018 Interior budget proposal unveiled today ( 5-23-17 ). The White House has requested $11.7 billion for Interior in fiscal 2018. That’s slightly more than […]

State Assistance Program FY 17 Funded at FY 16 Level

It was announced in the Congressional Budget deal the LWCF would be reduced 50 million to 400 million, but the State Assistance grants were left at the FY 16 levels of 110 million dollars.. which is 28 percent of the total.  Our goal is equity, or an appropriation that equals the federal share of 40% […]

New Economic Impacts of Outdoor Recreation by state released

Follow the link to the new economic impact data released by the Outdoor Industry Association.  Total impacts are 887 Billion annually and the report list it by state. https://outdoorindustry.org/advocacy/

NASORLO First Quarter 2017 Update

Here are a few updates on the status of LWCF funding in FY  17 and FY 18, reauthorization efforts so far, GOMESA projections and NASORLO actions and priorities in the upcoming months.   1.  FY 17 appropriations are subject to a CR to be determined by April 28th.  The good news is that the Trump […]

State Coalition and other Letters in support of LWCF Appropriations 3-31-17

Here is a copy of the letter sent by NASORLO and the stateside partners to Congress in support of FY 17 and FY 18 LWCF appropriations Org Letter to House FY18 LWCF State Assistance ORLP Program FINAL Federal Coalition  LWCF_House_DC_Letter_17 City Parks Alliance House Approps. FY18 LWCF Letter Rep. Kathy Castor Dear Colleague ORLP Final […]

NGA letter on new budget 3-30-17

Here is the NGA letter outlining the nation’s Governor’s related to the new Congressional budgets.. March 30, 2017 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate United States Capitol Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives United States Capitol Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Chuck Schumer Minority […]

Breaking News – 3-27-17 House Members Support Significant LWCF Funding

More than 200 House Democrats and Republicans are urging “robust” funding for a major land and water conservation program set to expire in fiscal 2018. The lawmakers, including 36 Republicans, are asking appropriators to ensure that all the programs under the Land and Water Conservation Fund “receive strong and consistent support in FY 2018 in order to […]

New Senate LWCF legislation introduced!!

WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan group of 22 Senators, led by Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), today introduced legislation ( S 569 ) to fully fund and permanently authorize America’s most important conservation and recreation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).  The bill, the ‘‘Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding […]

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

The 2017 NASORLO annual meeting is scheduled for downtown Little Rock, AR. There are many opportunities for observing one of the most vibrant downtowns in all of America with plenty of parks, recreation and trails readily available for use. In addition, the Clinton Library and the Little Rock High School National Historic Site are nearby. […]