U.S. SENATE – Senator Steve Daines today announced that Montana will receive $896,436 in fiscal year 2016 stateside funding from the United States Department of Interior (DOI) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to support conservation and recreation projects in local communities.
“Like so many Montanans, I know firsthand that hunting, fishing and access to public lands is part of our way of life and the LWCF is an important and successful tool that expands access and increase recreational opportunities on our public land,” said Daines, Montana’s only member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “I’m pleased that Montana will receive over $896,000 to support important conservation and recreation projects in local communities and I will continue working in the Senate to ensure that LWCF remains funded.”
Daines has long worked to move forward critical bipartisan solutions to permanently reauthorize the LWCF and protect and preserve Montana’s outdoors heritage. As Montana’s only member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Daines is an original cosponsor of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015which contains 14 bipartisan provisions to support sportsmen’s access to public lands and recreational opportunities.
The allocation for the State and Local Assistance Grant (State-side) program is determined based on a formula set in the LWCF Act and the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act. For more information click here.