Senator Steve Daines announced that Montana will receive $896,436 in fiscal year 2016 stateside funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to support conservation and recreation projects in local communities.

“Like so many Montanans, I know firsthand that hunting, fishing and access to public lands is part of our way of life and the LWCF is an important and successful tool that expands access and increase recreational opportunities on our public land,” said Daines, Montana’s only member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “I’m pleased that Montana will receive over $896,000 to support important conservation and recreation projects in local communities and I will continue working in the Senate to ensure that LWCF remains funded.”

Daines has worked to move forward critical bipartisan solutions to permanently reauthorize the LWCF and protect and preserve Montana’s outdoors heritage.