The initial legislation called for the LWCS to be funded at $900 million per year. That cap has been met only twice, but for the first half of its life, the fund was fairly robustly monetized, and LWCS projects included enlarging Grand Canyon National Park to extending the Appalachian Trail to purchasing playground equipment in just about every town in America. Here's the deal with the LWCS: its funding has to be matched by state or local jurisdictions, so every federal dollar is magnified many times over. Over the life of the fund, some $3 billion has leveraged nearly $7 billion in nonfederal matching funds to provide sportsmen's access, build or improve public recreational facilities, and acquire parkland and open space. Again, genius public policy.