- The LWCF will be permanently reauthorized, which means greater certainty for long-term conservation measures. Lawmakers will have to wrestle out exact funding levels in the future but the program is emerges intact, with a stronger future than ever. The new law requires that three percent of LWCF funding go to open access to "landlocked" public land that is surrounded by private ground.
- Another provision clarifies that public lands like national forests should remain open to hunting and fishing and shooting–unless there is a specific and limited reason to close it (such as safety zone around a campground.)
- Archers should be pleased with language that clarifies that bows and arrows may legally be transported across national park land.
- The law protects about one million acres of public land as official wilderness areas. These areas are in Oregon, Utah, and New Mexico.
- The law protects about 600 miles of free-flowing rivers under the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. These include streams in Utah, Oregon and New England.
- The law withdraws valuable land and fisheries from mining development. This includes land in Washington State's Cascade Mountains and north of Yellowstone National Park in Montana.
- It requires the government to keep track of and make public payments made to people or groups that are reimbursed for suing the government under the Equal Access to Justice Act.