12 Mar 2009, 11:25pm
Federal forest policy
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Stimulus Fund Announcements From Other USFS Regions

We have posted Stimulus announcements from USFS Region 5 [here, here] and Region 6 [here, here]. Other Regions have also made announcements about Stimulus (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) projects.

The Northern Region 1 (national forests in northeastern Washington, northern Idaho, and Montana, and national grasslands in North Dakota and northwestern South Dakota) announced three projects (all in Montana) totaling $9.5 million [here]. The projects are culvert and bridge replacement and road surface improvement on the Bitterroot, Gallatin and Custer NF’s, culverts and road surfacing on the Gallatin, Custer and Kootenai NF’s, and road and bridge reconstruction and maintenance on Shield River Road in the Gallatin National Forest.

The Southwestern Region 3 (national forests in Arizona and New Mexico and grasslands in Oklahoma and Texas) announced today four projects (but not the funding amount) [here]. The projects are toilet replacement on the Apache-Sitgreaves NF, environmental cleanup of mining wastes on the Santa Fe NF, hazardous fuels removal and utilization on the Lincoln NF, and a hazardous fuels reduction project on the Tonto NF.

The Southern Region 8 (13 states from Virginia to Oklahoma – as well as Puerto Rico) announced 3 projects totaling $3.06 million [here]. The projects will repair roads and trails damaged in the January ice storm. All three projects are in Kentucky, two on Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area and one on the Daniel Boone NF.

The Eastern Region 9 (20 states from Maine to Wisconsin) announced one project totaling $100,000 to repair trails on the White Mountain NF in New Hampshire [here].

The Alaska Region 10 announced $2.4 million [here] to be spent replacing buildings, surfacing existing roads, closing roads, storing roads, replacing failing bridges and culverts, and restoring stream crossings on the Chugach and Tongass NF’s.



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