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The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) is Making a Difference Across America

Use this interactive map to find where, when, and how these funds are being used.

Explore the map to find projects all across the United States.

From the official website:

"The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) gave the USDA Forest Service new opportunities to deliver benefits to the American public through major investments in recreation infrastructure, public lands access, and land and water conservation.

Projects are symbolized in color by project status, and size by estimated deferred maintenance addressed. Click on any project to get more information.

Projects can include work taking place across large land areas and the points on the map represent the general vicinity of the project rather the specific location of the work.

Project dollar values do not reflect the contract level Independent Government Cost Estimate, but reflect the funding for the project as a whole.

If you'd like to learn more about USDA Forest Service GAOA work, view our storymap and visit our GAOA website."

Published May 2022

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