NEWS

August
12, 2020

Why the Great American Outdoors Act Passed at Just the Right Time

I was headed home from Cody, Wyoming, after a long backpacking trip in the Shoshone National Forest, where a buddy of mine and I had watched bighorn rams at 12,000 feet. We saw 30 along with 40 head of bull elk grazing the alpine meadows in the company of grizzly bears that were oblivious to…

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August
7, 2020

Great American Outdoors Act will help restore public lands in Idaho

The Great American Outdoors Act is a bipartisan bill that President Trump signed into law this week. The piece of legislation will provide $9.5 billion over the next five years to the national parks for some long overdue maintenance projects. “Trails have fallen into disrepair, roads have fallen apart, and facilities from hotels and visitors centers…

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August
5, 2020

President Trump signs Great American Outdoors Act into law

The Great American Outdoors Act was signed into law Tuesday morning, which will fund improvements to national parks across the country. The bi-partisan bill passed the U.S. house of Representatives in July by a vote of 310-107. The act will allocate around $9 billion to park maintenance over the next five years. In addition to funding park…

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August
5, 2020

UPDATED: Simpson Lauds Trump for Signing New Act to Preserve Public Lands and Parks

  President Donald Trump signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act the morning of Aug. 4. In a statement issued by Rep. Mike Simpson, the Idaho congressman who helped lead the bill to clearing the House of Representatives by more than 300 votes, the signing was described as “a historic day for public lands…

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