Great American Outdoors Act in the Northern Region

mountain bikers ride down a single track trail amongst conifers and fall foliage

The USDA Forest Service is moving forward with implementation of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), which will enable federal land managers to take aggressive steps to address deferred maintenance and other infrastructure projects on national forests and grasslands through 2025.

The Forest Service will use these funds to maximize the benefits experienced by millions of Americans who visit and use their national forests. Projects funded by this act will focus on improving conditions on forest and rangelands, reducing wildfire risk, and increasing the resiliency of our nation’s forests for present and future generations.

Fiscal Year 2021 Projects – Authorized and funded Legacy Restoration Funds deferred maintenance projects in the Northern Region that will begin implementation in fiscal year 2021 can be found here.

Fiscal Year 2022 Projects – Legacy Restoration Funds deferred maintenance projects proposed for fiscal year 2022 have been included in the Forest Service fiscal year 2022 Budget Justification, starting on page 168, and can be found here.

Fiscal Year 2023 Projects - Legacy Restoration Funds deferred maintenance projects for fiscal year 2023 are currently being prioritized by the Northern Region. If you would like to submit information or feedback about the Great American Outdoors Act process, or possible project opportunities, please click here

For more information on the Great American Outdoors Act, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/gaoa.


Northern Region Public Information Sessions

Idaho GAOA Public Information Session Video | June 2021

Montana GAOA Public Information Session Video | June 2021

North and South Dakota GAOA Public Information Session Video | June 2021

 





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