Alice Lake

A camper enjoys her morning coffee with a panoramic view of Alice Lake in the Sawtooth Wilderness.

Idaho public lands and forests are in line to receive $28 million for the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to put toward improvements and upgrades through the first two years of funding from the Great American Outdoors Act.

Enacted in August 2020, the Great American Outdoors Act is a five-year initiative that provides about $1.9 billion per year in federal funding from 2021 to 2025. Funding is split between the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Education for projects across the country. 

Public lands managers in Idaho say money allocated through the Great American Outdoors Act couldn’t be coming at a better time. 

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