Thanks to the efforts of Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and others, this amendment also includes a major, much needed increase in funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The fund provides money to federal, state and local governments for the acquisition of land and water to benefit conservation and recreation. The provision would double current funding levels for the fund to $700 million for each of the next two years and reauthorize it until 2022, for a total of $1.4 billion. The amendment requires that 1.5 percent of those funds be used to improve hunting and fishing access on existing public lands.