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We learned late Tuesday that the Natural Resources Act (S was passed by the House of Representatives with an overw majority. In something that’s increasingly rare in congres days, the bill passed with strong bilateral support.

The final vote in the Senate was 92-8; in the House, 363 president has 10 days to sign off, after which it will becom of the land. The act itself is a sweeping package of land and water bills negotiated between leaders in the House and Senate. This bipartisan package includes several priorities for Trout Unlimited members that will help protect and restore trout and salmon fisheries and support local collaborative restoration projects. Of significant interest to NCTU members is the act’s permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The LWCF is our country’s premier conservation, fishing and hunting access program, and has bipartisan support in both chambers. Permanent authorization ensures the LWCF continues to sustain our outdoor traditions for generations to come. Over its more than 50 years, the LWFC has invested more than $246 million in North Carolina’s public lands, parks and outdoor recreation. LWCF has made a difference in our state, from improving recreation access for hunters and anglers, to providing grants supporting local community trails and parks.

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The Mend - March, 2019  

The monthly newsletter of the North Carolina Council of Trout Unlimited.

The Mend - March, 2019  

The monthly newsletter of the North Carolina Council of Trout Unlimited.