Hoeven Announces Nearly $400 Thousand in Conservation Funds for North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of the Interior has awarded nearly $400 thousand from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for conservation and outdoor recreation projects in North Dakota.

“It was North Dakota that deepened President Teddy Roosevelt’s passion for the outdoors and conservation, and our state’s residents share in that heritage through their appreciation and ongoing stewardship for our natural resources, such as our wildlife habitats and beautiful landscapes,” Hoeven said. “These funds will support our efforts to protect and enhance those resources for our sportsmen, both in current and future generations.”

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, Senator 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.