USDA invests $218M in land and water conservation
Last updated 3/23/2021 at 12:20pm
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the Thursday USDA Forest Service will invest more than $218 million to fund Great American Outdoors Act projects to conserve critical forest and wetland habitat, support rural economic recovery, and increase public access to national forests and grasslands.
Leveraging the Land and Water Conservation Fund provided by Congress, this investment will improve public access by funding strategic land acquisitions. Funds will also support work with state agencies to encourage private forest landowners to protect their land throu...