TWS’ Government Affairs Team feels this program is vital to the work conducted by wildlife professionals, and asks for your help to encourage reauthorization of this program. The LWCF has enabled the wildlife refuge system to protect an additional 1.5 million acres of land, which provides new areas and opportunities for wildlife research, management, and conservation. This program has provided $3 billion in grants which have leveraged more than $7 billion in outside matching funds to advance land conservation projects.
We ask you to consider signing on to these forms in order to show your support for the permanent re-authorization of the LWCF:
Individuals: Change.org petition
TWS Chapters/Sections: Coalition Statement
You can also use the TWS Action Center to locate your Congressional representatives using your zip code and contact them directly to encourage LWCF reauthorization.
You can learn more about the LWCF and pending LWCF legislation on the LWCF Coalition and The Wildlife Society webpages.