Biden budget proposes $11 million to National Forests in Alaska

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A proposal of over $11 million for Alaska’s National Forests is part of the Biden administration’s 2022 funding allocation.

    The funding is through the Great American Outdoors Act.

    According to the release, the projects that have been selected will provide economic development and employment opportunities in rural communities.

    The funding will allow for project maintenance of recreation infrastructure, improving roads, visitor centers, campgrounds, and trails, and expanding visitor access and experiences.

    Alaska Regional Forester Dave Schmid said that with more than 40 projects proposed for funding in 2022, they will be able to continue to grow the communities and make improvements to treasured areas in the communities.

     

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