Daily Archives: September 25, 2014

50th Anniversary of Land and Water Conservation Fund (1964-2014)

President Lyndon Johnson signed the Land and Water Conservation Fund into law 50 years ago this year.

Children line the C & O canal at Fletcher's Boathouse in Washington, D.C.,

Children line the C & O canal at Fletcher’s Boathouse in Washington, D.C.,

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is the federal program to conserve irreplaceable lands and improve outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the nation. The program works in partnership with state and local efforts to acquire and protect inholdings and expansions in our national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, national trails, and BLM areas. LWCF grants to states support the acquisition and development of state and local parks and recreational facilities. The LWCF is funded by a small portion of revenues derived from offshore gas & oil extraction which is reinvested in local communities to permanently conserve the land & water that sustains them.

Among the many diverse projects in Kansas supported by the LWCF are the Flint Hills Legacy Conservation Area as well as the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka. It has also helped secure sportsmen’s access to wildlife habitat on public lands across the United States. To view the anniversary report by the LWCF visit http://www.lwcfcoalition.org/files/LWCF_50thAnniversaryReport_FINAL.pdf

National Shoot to Retrieve Association Bird Dog Trials

National Shoot to Retrieve Association NSTRA pointing and retrieving field events are an excellent way for the hunter to keep man’s best friend in shape and into birds before and after the upland game bird season.  NSTRA was started by a group of dedicated bird hunters who were looking for a way to extend the fun they enjoyed with their bird dogs. Trials not only extend the bird dog season, but also provide a sportsmanlike atmosphere to compete with others who enjoy bird dogs and to recognize their accomplishments. Camaraderie and training philosophies run amok.

Blue & Sassy on Point

Blue & Sassy on Point


For more information, contact Phil Taunton at 620-794-5373.[email protected] or call NSTRA, (317) 839-4059.www.nstra.org