President's Actions Fulfill ASLA's Policy Recommendation
The Department of the Interior issued Secretarial Order 3396 to strengthen the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) by rescinding a former order that limited the availability of the funds for federal land and water acquisitions. Furthermore, Order 3396 made revisions to the National Park Service's Land and Water Conservation Fund Assistance Manual that resulted in removed restrictions to the funding.
The CEO and president of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Kristine Stratton, issued a statement applauding the recent secretarial order from the Biden Administration that rescinds previously installed limitations on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Stratton explained that the new order demonstrates a commitment to striving for equity outdoors and toward promoting quality parks and green spaces for everyone.