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Hellman Park and the City of Whittier, 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Hellman Park and the City of Whittier, 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. RTCA conducted a trail assessment study with Whittier College and LSA Associates, for the Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority.

Photo by NPS

 

 


In addition to the Rivers, Trails, & Conservation Assistance Program, National Park Service provides help to local communities, state or local agencies through other programs:

Hydropower Licensing Project Assistance: Provides technical assistance in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hydropower licensing and relicensing proceedings, concerning recreation access and facilities, in-stream flows required for recreation and habitat conservation. For more information, visit http://www.nps.gov/hydro

For help in California, contact Steve Bowes at (510) 817-1451.

In Idaho, Oregon or Washington, contact:
Susan Rosebrough at (206) 220-4121


Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF): Provides up to 50% matching grants for state and local governments in the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation lands and facilities, subject to annual federal budget allocations and state application processes. For more information, visit http://www.nps.gov/lwcf For general information about National Park Service administration of these funds:

In American Samoa and California, contact:
David Siegenthaler at (510) 817-1324

In Hawai’i, Guam, Idaho and Oregon, contact:
Gloria Shinn at (206) 220-4126

In Nevada, Northern Marianas and Washington (and Alaska), contact:
Heather Ramsay at (206) 220-4123

Announcements of funding availability, applications and awards are made by individual state and territorial park agencies:

American Samoa
Director, Department of Parks and Recreation
Government of Samoa
Pago Pago, AS 96799
Tel: (684) 699-9614

California
Planning and Local Assistance
Department of Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296
Tel: (916) 653-1570
State web info on LWCF Program

Guam
Director, Department of Parks and Recreation
490 Chalan Palasyo
Agatna, GU 96932
Tel: (671) 477-7825

Hawai’i
Chairperson, Department of Land and Natural Resources
1151 Punchbowl St.
Honolulu, HI 96809
Tel: (808) 587-0400
Contact info for this agency

Idaho
State and Federal Aid Manager
Department of Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0065
Tel: (208) 334-4180
State web info on LWCF Program

Nevada
Planning and Development Office
Division of State Parks
901 S. Stewart Street, Suite 5005
Carson City, NV 89701-5248
Tel: (775) 687-2773
State web info on LWCF Program

Northern Marianas
Department of Land and Natural Resources
Commonwealth of the Marianas
P.O. Box 10070
Saipan, CM 96950
TeleFax: (670) 322-9830

Oregon
Director, Parks and Recreation Department
725 Summer Street, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301
Tel: (503) 986-0729
State web info on LWCF Program

Washington
Director, Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation
P.O. Box 40917
Olympia, WA 98504-0917
Tel: (360) 902-3000
State web info on LWCF Program


Urban Park and Recreation Recovery (UPARR): Provides matching grants to local governments for planning and rehabilitation of recreation areas in cities, and for innovative delivery of recreation services. For more information, visit http://www.nps.gov/uparr.

For help in California, contact:
David Siegenthaler at (510) 817-1324

For help elsewhere in the Pacific West Region, contact:
Heather Ramsay at (206) 220-4123


Federal Lands to Parks: Helps state and local agencies acquire surplus federal land and obsolete facilities for parks and recreational purposes at no cost, when appropriate, and subject to federal statutes and disposal priorities. For more information, visit http://www.nps.gov/flp For help throughout the Pacific West Region, contact David Siegenthaler at (510) 817-1324.


National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act (NHLPA): Provides a mechanism for disposal of federally-owned historic light stations when listed, or eligible for listing, on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information, visit http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/nhlpa/nhlpa.htm or contact David Siegenthaler at (510) 817-1324.


National Heritage Areas: Provides assistance to National Heritage Areas designated by Congress. For more information, visit http://www.cr.nps.gov/heritageareas/


Rivers and Trails Studies: Undertaken by the National Park Service when specifically authorized by Congress. Rivers are studied for potential addition to the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System. Trails are studied for potential addition to the National Trails System. For more information, visit http://planning.nps.gov


Cultural Resources: National Park Service programs offer assistance for a range of resources including archeological sites, battlefields, and historic landscapes. Some of these programs offer direct assistance to the public, while others work exclusively through State Historic Preservation Offices. For more information, visit http://www.cr.nps.gov


Challenge Cost Share Program: National Park Service participates with qualified partners in the preservation and improvement of natural, cultural, and recreational resources in parks and facilities managed by NPS, in authorized programs and activities, and on federally designated national trails. NPS and partners work together on projects with mutually beneficial, shared outcomes. For more information, visit http://www.nps.gov/ccsp



A kayaker paddles through Island Drop Rapids on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River, east of Seattle.

A kayaker paddles through Island Drop Rapids on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River, east of Seattle. RTCA helped American Whitewater secure public access on a reach of this popular river.

Photo by Tom O’Keefe

      

Last Updated: May 2007