With the expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Vlad Gutman, senior policy director at Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, explains how Washington will disproportionately feel the effects of this decision.
Excerpt: “The Land and Water Conservation Fund has multiple funding vehicles, because it’s this great toolbox that supports many uses within Washington and across the country,” Gutman said during a phone interview. “A piece of that supports state and local parks. Another part is protecting forestry jobs through the Forest Legacy Program. There are other portions that support habitat and wild land acquisitions within Washington and helps the state protect these habitats and wetlands and opens them up to public access.”
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