On Aug. 4, 2020, the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) was enacted into law, becoming the most significant investment in public lands in United States history. As a result, the GAOA established the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund and funded it for five years to combat the maintenance backlog across five land management agencies.

The U.S. Forest Service has completed 147 deferred maintenance projects, with nearly 850 underway across 42 states and Puerto Rico. These combined projects are estimated to address $635 million of the maintenance backlog and contribute approximately $350 million annually to the gross domestic product. The much-needed funding will allow agencies to perform timely maintenance to mitigate deterioration so all can safely enjoy public lands. Through FY23, 37 motorized and non-motorized infrastructure projects totaling $20M have been funded.


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