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January 21, 2013: Conservation Funding Emerges Unscathed From a Perilous Year

The final Fiscal Year 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill contains $331 million in conservation funding for LWCF, Forest Legacy, NAWCA and Section 6. Read more.

 

Historical Summary Table of Recent Funding Levels for Key Conservation Programs

The following are recent funding levels for the programs we follow most closely. All amounts are in millions, rounded to the nearest $100k. Please let us know if you're looking for additional details. Federal budgeting is an extremely complex process, so please let us know if you think we've gotten any of these numbers wrong. Email policy@lta.org

Fiscal Year 2011 to Present

ProgramFY11 EnactedFY12 Enacted FY13 Obama Budget FY13
House
FY13
Senate

FY13 Enacted

FY14 Obama BudgetFY14 HouseFY14 Senate FY14 Enacted
Farm and Ranch lands Protection Program (FRPP) $175.0 $150.0 $200.0 $150.0
$200.0
$150 $139.0 $150.0 $150.0 $150.0
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) $78.6 $86.7 $5.06 $5.07 $116.77 ???7 $07 $07 $07 ?
Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)3 $300.6 $322.9 $450.0 $68.08
$378.0
$305.5 $600.012

$0
($20.0)14

$400.0 $306.1
LWCF Federal Acquisition4 $164.7 $186.8 $269.9 $51.69
$184.8
$176.7 $368.4

$0
($20.0)14

$225.2 $179.6
LWCF State Grants $40.0 $45.0 $60.0 $2.0
$45.6
$42.7 $60.0 $0 $45.1 $48.1
Forest Legacy Program (FLP) $52.9 $53.4 $60.0 $3.0
$60.0
$50.6 $84.8 $0 $60.0 $51.0
Cooperative Endangered Species Fund (Section 6) Land Acquisition5 $31.0 $25.0 $60.0 $11.4
$47.5
$23.7 $84.0 $05 $47.6 $27.4
North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) $37.4 $35.6 $39.4 $22.3
$35.5
$33.8 $39.4 $0 $35.4 $34.1
State Wildlife Grants (SWG) $61.9 $61.4 $61.3 $30.7
$61.3
$58.2 $61.3 $0 $61.2 $58.7
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) $300.0 $300.0 $300.0 $250.0
$300.0
$284.5 $300.0 $60.0
($210.0)14
$300.0 $300.00
Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP)
$11.010 $3.010 $0 $0 $3.0 $2.8 $3.0 $0 $3.0 $0

 

Fiscal Years 2008 to 2011

ProgramFY08
Enacted
FY09
Enacted
FY10 EnactedFY11
HR 11
FY11 Enacted FY12 Obama BudgetFY12 House2FY12 Senate
Farm and Ranch lands Protection Program (FRPP) $97.0 $121.0 $150.0 $175.0 $175.0 $200.0 $150.0 $150.0
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) $0 $48.0 $100.7 $78.6 $78.6 $66.7 $86.7 $66.7
Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)3 $255.1 $276.3 $450.4 $57.8 $301.0 $900.0 $90.8 $327.4
LWCF Federal Acquisition4 $129.5 $152.2 $277.9 $51.6 $176.9 $465.0 $78.0 $199.4
LWCF State Grants $25.0 $20.0 $40.0 $0 $40.0 $200.0 $2.8 $45.0
Forest Legacy Program (FLP) $52.2 $49.4 $76.5 $6.2 $52.9 $135.0 $10.0 $58.0
Cooperative Endangered Species Fund (Section 6) Land Acquisition5 $48.9 $54.7 $56.0 $0 $31.0 $100.0 $0 $25.0
North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) $41.9 $42.6 $47.6 $0 $37.4 $50.0 $20.0 $35.6
State Wildlife Grants (SWG) $73.8 $75.0 $90.0 $0 $61.9 $95.0 $22.0 $61.4
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) New Program $475.0 $225.0 $300.0 $300.0 $250.0 $300.0
Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) $7.9 $15.0 $25.010 - $11.010 $25.0 $0 $5.0

 

1 After Congress failed to enact FY11 appropriations in 2010, the incoming Republican House proposed severe cuts in a bill designated H.R. 1. The marked improvement in the FY 2012 House Interior bill demonstrates the impact of our education efforts.

2 While a severe cut, it should be noted that $90.8 million is actually an improvement over the House's original proposal for FY12. It includes $29 million restored to LWCF through successful amendments proposed by Reps. Hinchey, Hayworth, Bass and Tipton (including $7 million for Forest Legacy). The House Interior bill never passed in its amended form.

3 These LWCF totals include the italicized programs below, LWCF Federal acquisition, LWCF State Grants, Forest Legacy Program, and Section 6 Land Acquisition.

4 This subtotal includes acquisition funding directed to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and National Park Service (NPS), along with funding for the Office of Valuation Services (OVS). For breakdowns by agency and project, see our LWCF & Forest Legacy page (FY13 should be proportional to FY12).

5 Most of these numbers reflect only the portion of Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation grants derived from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for land acquisition. President Obama's budget requests have drawn all Cooperative Endangered Species funding from LWCF, and thus should be compared to the program totals. Total enacted funding for FY10, 11 and 12 was $85 m, $59.9 m, and $47.8 m respectively. The FY14 House proposal provides $38.7m for Section 6, but it does not appear land acquisition funding is included.

6 With continued authorization of the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) uncertain, the President's request includes only minimal funding for existing agreements and ongoing stewardship.

7 Spending for the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) is governed by increasing or decreasing the program's acreage cap. Dollar figures for current or future years are estimates in cases where the committee provides a summary table. The FY13 CR bill is silent on GRP and it's summary table estimates a $30 million increase over last year's funding level of $86.7 m. That implies a level of $116.7 m, but it's unclear if that's their ultimate intent. In light of the Farm Bill extension and sequestration, it's not yet clear how much funding OMB will actually apportion.

10 CELCP has received some of it's funding from GLRI in recent years: $5 m in FY10, $1 m in FY11 and further GLRI funds are expected in FY12. Thus there may be some double-counting in these items.

12 In FY 2014, The President requests $400 million in appropriations funding for LWCF, and $200 million in "permanent," mandatory spending.

14 Amendments in the House Appropriations Committee restored $20 million to LWCF and $150 million to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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