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Dear Friend,

For over 50 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has preserved iconic landscapes in Colorado and throughout the country. A program that is at the heart of Colorado, the LWCF is supported by a responsible partnership between the federal government and private enterprise and provides funding for conservation and helps to ensure public access to the outdoors.

In September, authorization for the LWCF expired despite its strong bipartisan support.  Throughout this Congress, I have repeatedly called for and voted for efforts to ensure the LWCF remains on stable and predictable footing. In January, I voted to permanently reauthorize the program, and since July, I have voted twice to make its authorization permanent as part of the bipartisan energy bill and the Sportsmen’s Act, both approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. In September, I sent a letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid highlighting the program’s importance and my strong support for it, and earlier this week I joined my colleagues in  again calling for LWCF’s  permanent reauthorization

Making LWCF permanent is commonsense policy supported by sportsmen, hunters, and countless Coloradans and Americans who appreciate our nation’s natural beauty. Rest assured, I’ll continue to work toward protecting LWCF’s future with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and I look forward to updating you on this issue as we move forward. 



Cory Gardner

United States Senator