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On Display: Diverse Benefits of the LWCF

The film Saving the Land and Water Conservation Fund does a good job within its nine-minute running time of showcasing the diverse benefits produced by the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The film stars Ed Arnett of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, who wanders in and around Missoula within the film, talking with people like Land Tawny, Pelah Hoyt, Jim Stone, David Mannix, Missoula Mayor John Engen and others. The film explores the economic, local business, conservation, agricultural, parks and trails, outdoor recreation and access benefits Montana directly derives from the LWCF. Public lands. Family farms and ranches. City parks. Wildlife habitat. Open space. Scenic areas. Access and recreation. All are on display. Unless the program is reauthorized, the LWCF will expire in about five weeks.

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