Utah Land and Water Conservation Fund

Utah Land and Water Conservation Fund

State Agencies
Funder Name:
Utah State Parks and Recreation
Eligible Applicants:
Tribal Governments
State Agencies
Local governments and Utility Districts
Relevant Project Area:
Habitat Improvement, Biodiversity, & Riparian Restoration
Conservation & Land Acquisition
Funding Range:

The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act was established by Congress in 1965, thereby creating a federal reimbursement grant program for the acquisition and/or development of public outdoor recreation areas. Federal oversight of the program is provided by the National Park Service; however, the program is administered locally by the State of Utah, through Utah State Parks and Recreation. Any site/facility that is purchased, developed, or improved with funding from this grant is protected in perpetuity (forever) as a public outdoor recreation area.

Since its inception, the LWCF program has funded more than 450 projects in Utah totaling more than $48 million in assistance. The LWCF is a 50-50 matching reimbursement program. The grant recipient must be able to fund 100 percent of the project while seeking periodic reimbursements for eligible expenses from the program.

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mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.



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