On September 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act and the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Since its creation, the LWCF has funded over 600 projects across Washington that have directly benefited game, fish and sportsmen, and has been key in a statewide effort to protect the headwaters of the Yakima River within the Wenatchee National Forest.
Excerpt: “Today marks the golden anniversary of two pretty important pieces of federal legislation. Back when Congress got along (well …), the chambers passed a pair of bills that would come to set aside vast swathes of our mountains, forests and deserts, and fund billions of dollars worth of habitat for critters, parks for kids, and later working forests for rural communities.”
Read the complete story in the NW Sportmans Magazine.