Outdoor Legacy Partnership program awards announced for 2017 !!

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service announced today $13.3 million through the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) program to assist 22 cities in 17 states with projects to plan, build, and enhance parks and other outdoor recreation facilities in underserved communities. These public-private partnerships leverage $13.3 million in federal […]

GOMESA Explained !!

The link below gives you an overview of the GOMESA program that is an enhancement to LWCF on an annual basis.. fyi.. https://www.boem.gov/Revenue-Sharing/

Bill introduced for a 7 year extension of LWCF and address NPS Maintenance.  

  Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) introduced legislation today to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address NPS maintenance backlog.  A top GOP appropriator this afternoon unveiled a bill in the House that seeks to both extend the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address deferred maintenance projects at the National Park Service and […]

3 Webinars for you – National Inventory on Parks and CDC report on parks and public health

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report and action plan, “Completing America’s Inventory of Public Parks and Protected Areas: An Action Plan for 2016-2020” is now available as a PDF. Free webinars about the inventory and action plan are being offered. Each of the webinars will contain similar material, but a few slides with information relevant […]

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 […]

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/

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 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 cityscapes in all of America with plenty of parks, recreation and trails readily available […]

Senator Alexander supports state grants and calls for a new outdoor recreation commission

Here is a video clip of Senator Lamar Alexander commenting during the DOI Interior Secretary hearing and promoting state and local grants while suggesting a new Commission on the Outdoors might be a possibility..  Go to.. https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4648573/commission-americans-outdoors