Great American Outdoors Act

Collage of trails, roads, and infrastructure deferred maintenance photos

Signed into law the summer of 2020, the Great American Outdoors Act enables federal land managers to take aggressive steps to address deferred maintenance and other infrastructure projects through 2025. The Salmon-Challis submitted several projects for first-year funding consideration. Land managers at the Forest Service's national headquarters evaluated projects and recommended them to the Secretary of Agriculture. The proposed projects were selected based on seven criteria:

  • Reducing deferred maintenance
  • Promoting management of America’s forests
  • Improving visitor experience
  • Contributing to rural economic development
  • Improving visitor access
  • Ensuring health and safety
  • Leveraging partner contributions and resources

The following Salmon-Challis projects were funded for implementation in 2021: