Hoeven Announces Nearly $385,000 Grant to Support Outdoor Recreation, Conservation in North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Interior has awarded nearly $385,000 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for conservation and outdoor recreation projects in North Dakota.

“We live in a beautiful state with a strong outdoor heritage,” said Hoeven. “These funds will help us to continue to be good stewards of our land and protect and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities in North Dakota.”

The LWCF was established by Congress in 1964 to ensure access to outdoor recreation resources for present and future generations. The primary source of revenue for the Land and Water Conservation Fund is from federal oil and gas leases on the Outer Continental Shelf. Since its inception, LWCF has contributed nearly $36 million to over 1,100 projects in North Dakota.

As a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment, Hoeven is working to secure funds that supplement and support state and local efforts to preserve North Dakota’s landscape and natural resources while also enhancing opportunities for outdoor recreation, such as hunting and fishing.