policy on land, water, and recreational resources.
AMC supports the following funding requests for the FY2018 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. Read our submitted testimony here.
AMC renews our call for full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund at $900 million. This appropriations level would support priority acquisitions and public access projects, including:
AMC also supports the following funding levels for important conservation and public recreation programs that directly impact local, state and volunteer activities:
These programs are essential to a healthy, happy and thriving population and provide economic, ecological and recreational benefits to Americans across the county. There is a great need to fund these programs at the above requests and to work towards their full funding. The availability of public open space amid the populous Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions benefits the well-being of the regions' citizenry and economy.