$65 million to help improve water quality, roads, trails, and fish habitat nationwide
WASHINGTON, May 1, 2023 – Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced more than $65 million of investments to help the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service improve water quality, roads, trails and fish habitat nationwide. Made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, today is the first round of a $25.5 million investment over five years through the new Collaborative Aquatic Landscape Restoration Program and more than $40 million for Fiscal Year 2022 projects for the already successful Legacy Roads and Trails Program. The investments being announced will support projects that serve rural community needs, create jobs, and improve access to national forests and grasslands.
“For decades, our forests lacked sufficient maintenance investments due to the escalating cost of climate change driven wildfires and other natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding,” said Forest Service Chief Randy Moore. “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is investing billions to improve our national forests and our public facilities for all to enjoy. The Biden Administration’s investments are helping to address our most critical needs so we can better steward the national forests and grasslands that provide so many public benefits."
For more information, please see the United States’ Department of Agriculture release: Biden-Harris Administration invests $65 million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in clean water, roads, trails improvement | USDA
Other helpful links:
Legacy Roads and Trails | US Forest Service (usda.gov)
Collaborative Aquatic Landscape Restoration | US Forest Service (usda.gov)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service manages more than 192 million acres of public land as National Forest and Grasslands. As a federal agency, we connect people to nature, and care for shared natural resources to promote lasting economic, ecological, and social vitality.