WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, announced a federal investment of $850,801 to protect, maintain and develop the state’s outdoor recreation areas.
“North Dakota has a long tradition of supporting our natural resources, enabling families to enjoy them for generations to come,” said Heitkamp. “From hunting and fishing to baseball fields and parks, these resources provide the needed space for families to enjoy the great outdoors. This federal support will make sure communities have the resources they need to develop and maintain land and water for recreational use.”
These federal funds are made available through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) of the U.S. National Park Service. The LWCF invests in outdoor recreational space to develop areas for communities to use and enjoy. These funds are partially generated from the revenue received from oil and gas development and are used for community driven outdoor projects to stimulate the local economy based on their local priorities.
Heitkamp helped negotiate a bipartisan deal, which passed in Congress in December 2015, to lift the ban on exporting oil as well as extend the LWCF and extend tax credits for wind and solar energy.
Source: U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp