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PostWed Jul 22, 2020 4:19 pm 
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the House, and earlier the Senate, both by veto-proof majorities. I don’t know if the White House supports it, but it doesn’t matter.

https://www.wta.org/news/signpost/great-american-outdoors-act

I was happy to see some bipartisan support in WA. In Colorado, every GOP Rep voted no, which surprised me a little.

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PostWed Jul 22, 2020 5:33 pm 
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Slugman wrote:
I don’t know if the White House supports it, but it doesn’t matter.

Yes, Trump tweeted his endorsement.  Ivanka is scheduled to visit RMNP tomorrow, and can be expected to make a point of that.

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PostWed Jul 22, 2020 5:34 pm 
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Cool, I hoped he did but hadn’t heard either way.

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PostWed Jul 22, 2020 5:37 pm 
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RodF wrote:
Ivanka is scheduled to visit RMNP tomorrow, and can be expected to make a point of that.

What a joke. How out of place can one get.
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well... at least it's not bad news....

WTA's website wrote:
$1.9 billion funding (annually for the next five years) for priority deferred-maintenance projects on federal lands.

$1.9 billion X 5 = 9.5 billion

Currently the National Park Service deferred maintenance backlog is $11.9 BILLION (with a "B") dollars

still leaves $2.4 billion dollars worth of needed repairs and maintenance UNDONE, one of many reasons why Olympic National Park is planning demolition and removal of some area Ranger Stations.

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PostWed Jul 22, 2020 5:48 pm 
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Rod wrote:
Ivanka is scheduled to visit RMNP tomorrow

is she serving beans? dizzy.gif

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PostWed Jul 22, 2020 7:03 pm 
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Wonder how much money of that will trickle down to the local National Forests where major funding for recreation is needed?
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PostWed Jul 22, 2020 8:06 pm 
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Full text here - its a pretty short bill! 

https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr7092/BILLS-116hr7092ih.xml

A couple items; 

1) The money is NOT subject to annual appropriations, so it is there for 5 years.

2) Looks like breakdown of funds is 70% to NPS, 15% to FS and 5% each to BLM, USFWS and BIA.

For USFS that would be $285 M/yr.   Who knows what sort of National ‘holdbacks‘ or pet projects might already be spoken for.  Traditionally, OR and WA - Region 6 - might see something like 10-15% +/- of that total (my guess based on past legislation like this).  That would be $30-35 Million or so.  Spread across 20 National Forests.  Minus any Regional ‘holds’., regional pet projects, etc

Not insignificant....but there are so many ‘needs’; trails, campgrounds, visitor centers, ranger stations, roads, etc, etc
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