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Senate OKS open-space bill, reviving Land and Water Conservation Fund

The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping public lands bill that will secure millions of dollars for Arizona's federally protected lands.... Read more»

Arizona could lose millions without federal grant program for outdoor recreation

In Arizona, which relies on tourism dollars to boost its economy, the Land and Water Conservation Fund is a windfall for cash-strapped recreational areas — about $235 million to the state over the past 53 years. But the federal fund expires on Sunday, and a reauthorization backed by Rep. Grijalva hasn't passed Congress.... Read more»