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FAQ: The Great American Outdoors Act

There are a lot of questions circulating about the Great American Outdoors Act, so we took a moment to answer a few.


Q: How will this Act impact the economy? A: The Act will immediately create 100,000 jobs needed to carry our public land infrastructure work. As well, multiple economic studies have shown that for every $1 spent through LWCF, $4 are generated in the private marketplace all while providing more outdoor opportunity.


Q: How does this Act impact public land access? A: Funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund can be used to purchase road easements, keeping vital vehicle access to public lands open. As well, the Act will fund a massive maintenance backlog, which will maintain existing roads and trails and keep them from decommissioning.

Q: Will it use taxpayer dollars to fully fund LWCF? A: NO. A fully-funded LWCF receives its funding from offshore drilling royalties, NOT taxpayer dollars. This royalty money then goes into critical conservation and access projects, benefitting sportsmen and women.

Q: But if that drilling subsides, will the fund then use taxpayer money? A: NO. Per the 1965 law that established LWCF, the program cannot be funded by anything except offshore drilling royalties. If those funds dry up, LWCF will be halted.

Q: Is this Act only supported by one political party? A: NO. As an organization representing North Dakota's outdoor community, NDWF is proud to say that this legislation is overwhelmingly bipartisan.



Follow the link below to show support for the Great American Outdoors Act!

https://support.nwf.org/page/19692/action/1?fbclid=IwAR21vQlyUN21a3IFfAWGPfkarJYj6cTgm3EsfArUINKqA5ObsiI6dTC6JRI

The North Dakota Wildlife Federation is a grassroots organization, which protects and enhances North Dakota's wildlife, wildlife habitat and access to that habitat. NDWF promotes hunting, fishing, trapping and other wildlife related activities through education, programs, and on the ground projects. 

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