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Congress Approves $495 Million for LWCF in 2020

Congress approved $495 million for FY20 Land and Water Conservation Funding as part of the final budget package agreement today. The goal of MALT and its members is permanent full dedicated funding for the LWCF, and while that was not accomplished, the LWCF was funded at its highest level since FY03. The $495 million awarded nationally looks to include $17.9 million for Montana conservation and recreational access projects in places like the Blackfoot, Lolo and Rocky Mountain Front.