H.R. 1997: Making Public Lands Public Access Act

H.R. 1997 would require the Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior to direct 1.5% or $10 million annually – whichever is greater – of the total Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) budgets– for projects that secure recreational public access to existing federallands through easements, rights-of-way, or fee title acquisitionsfrom willing sellers.

This will improve sportsmen's access to hundreds of thousands of acres of federal land annually. These LWCF funds are needed to acquire small parcels, easements, or rights-of-way that open access to inaccessible or significantly restricted federal lands. The Making Public Lands Public Act fully compliments the first purpose of the LWCF Act, which is "to assist in preserving, developing, and assuring accessibility to outdoor recreation resources."

Read SCI Supported Key Protective Legislation

H.R. 1444: Federal Management Plans Include Hunting
H.R. 1581: Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011

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