04.15.16

Daines Announces Increase in Forest Service Trail Funding

U.S. SENATE —At Senator Steve Daines’ urging, the U.S. Forest Service is increasing the FY 2016 trail funding for Montana's National Forests, reversing their previous decision to cut funding by 30 percent over the next three years.

“Montana’s National Forests and public lands are a treasured part of our state and today’s news ensures that Montanans will continue to enjoy our great outdoors,” Daines stated. “As an avid outdoorsman, I know how important maintaining and expanding access to our public lands are for our way of life. This is a welcome step to see the Forest Service value Montanans' feedback and I will continue to press the Forest Service for strong trail budgets for Montana each and every year.” 

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