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It’s no coincidence that the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Wilderness Act were both passed in 1964. Back then, Congress recognized the need to preserve, protect, and enhance the public lands that define America and contribute so much to our quality of life. The two bills intersected again in 1983, when the LWCF was used to purchase mineral rights under the Cranberry Wilderness, enhancing the protection of the largest wilderness area in West Virginia. It’s time that Congress renews its commitment to public lands and reathorizes LWCF before it’s too late!
Learn more about the Land and Water Conservation Fund.