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09-28-22 | News

US Forest Service Announces $37 Million for Recreation Sites and Cabins

Funding Will go to National Forests and Grasslands
by Staff

The $37 million of funding is provided through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

The United States Department of Agriculture' Forest Service announced they will be investing over $37 million to improve recreational infrastructure in national forests and grasslands. The funds are split two ways with $19 million going towards recreation sites and $18 million towards cabins and historic buildings.

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In their press release, the US Forest Service revealed how outdoor recreation sites have become increasingly more popular over the past two years as visitation the national forests and grasslands reached 168 million people nationally in 2020. "This increase has created challenges and opportunities as the agency seeks to meet new demands while ensuring the safety of visitors and the health of the environment."

Additionally, the US Forest Service is finalizing a list of projects that will be available later this year and are expected to be implemented within the next five years. The projects are said to maintain, repair, build restroom facilities, expand and improve campsites, and install and upgrade powerlines, among other infrastructure improvements in recreational sites and historic buildings. The projects will also maintain, repair, and construct new cabins.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/releases/biden-harris-administration-invests-more-37-million-improve-recreational-sites-and

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