Good news from Congress this week.
Fly Fishers International and the fly fishing community received good news this week when Congress passed the Natural Resources Management Act that secures permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and for better management of public lands like Gros Ventre Wilderness in Wyoming (pictured to the left).
"The millions of acres of public lands and waters that have been preserved across the United States are very important to our enjoyment of the out of doors and the fish and wildlife that depend upon these vast habitats. But they also are the natural systems responsible for the fresh water and clean air that is essential to our quality of lives," said Tom Logan, Chairman of the Board, Fly Fishers International.
The LWCF supports many projects that are so crucial to our communities and public lands across the United States. Important fisheries benefit through funds and better management of areas that include the Golden Trout Wilderness, Yellowstone National Park, Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Everglades National Park.
"The package of legislative actions represents both an understanding and a public statement to the importance of these natural areas. Fly Fishers International and our many conservation partners can be proud of our collective support for securing the long term health and availability of these natural areas. We look forward to witnessing the final signature that will make this landmark piece of legislation a reality for our citizens across this great land," said Mr. Logan.