Great American Outdoors Act Signed Into Law

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President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law today, to provide funds for a “maintenance backlog” of the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Indian Education, and to provide permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Up to $1.9 billion a year for the next five years will fund repairs of “more than 5,500 miles of road, 17,000 miles of trails, and 24,000 buildings” in National parks across the country; $900 million a year, permanently, will go to the Land and Water Conservation Fund, used to support National parks like Rocky Mountain, the Grand Canyon, as well as national wildlife refuges, national forests, rivers, and lakes.