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Michigan Mountain Bikers Speak Up for LWCF

Photo: Mountain biking in Copper Harbor, Michigan.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is a critical tool for protecting and enhancing outdoor recreation opportunities, and it expired at the end of September.

In Michigan, LWCF has helped to create mountain biking trails on both state and public lands. LWCF reinvests a portion of royalties from off-shore oil and gas leasing to protect recreation, trails and parks. It has been described as America's most successful conservation program, and it has broad bipartisan support.

Unfortunately, reauthorization of this invaluable program is being held up in Congress by a vocal minority of extremist public lands opponents. Michigan congressman, Rep. Benishek is in a unique position to help. As a Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee, he is in a strong position to help move the bill forward. He needs to hear from you, though, to know that he continues to have the support of Michiganders on this issue.

Use this webpage, created by IMBA's partners at the Outdoor Alliance, to contact Rep. Benishek.