Gardner Attends Signing Ceremony for Bipartisan Public Lands Package

5 Gardner Bills Signed Into Law 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) attended the signing ceremony for S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, the Lands Package that includes permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), as well as numerous other Gardner-authored bills that have a direct impact on Colorado. Gardner released the below statement following the signing of the Lands Package:

“Today is a great day for the future of publics lands both nationwide and across Colorado,” said Senator Gardner. “After working on this issue for four years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has finally been permanently reauthorized. I have continued to champion this crown jewel of conservation programs throughout my time in the Senate because of how important it is to all Coloradans who love our great outdoors. The program directly impacts the public lands in Colorado and will be used to protect our state’s natural beauty for future generations. I’m thrilled this commonsense program is being permanently reauthorized and supported across the political spectrum.”

Several other Colorado-specific bills that Gardner authored were included in the final lands package:

Gardner continued: “After working on many of these bills that will help Colorado, I’m excited we were finally able to get them across the finish line. Colorado’s great outdoors are a national treasure and I’ll always fight to protect our public lands for Coloradans to enjoy.”

Gardner-authored bills included in the package: 

Crags, Colorado Land Exchange Act

Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act

To update the map of, and modify the maximum acreage available for inclusion in, the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act

Amache Study Act

Other bills in package Gardner was an original cosponsor of:

Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2017

Fowler and Boskoff Peaks Designation Act

Pike National Historic Trail Study Act

Wildfire Management Technology Advancement Act of 2017 



Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.