After years of working to update the U.S. government’s antiquated funding process for wildfire suppression, OIA is pleased that Congress has added a bipartisan and pragmatic solution, along with other recreation wins, to the must-pass $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package.
In addition to wildfire funding, these other OIA spending priorities fared well:
– National Park Service funded at $3.2 billion, a $270 million increase over FY 2017
– Includes an additional $140 million for deferred maintenance
– Bureau of Land Management funded at $1.3 billion, a $79 million increase over FY 2017
– Includes $50 million to address the maintenance backlog
– LWCF funding increased to $425 million, a $25 million increase over FY 2017
– Includes $20 million for an urban park competitive grant program
– An improved reauthorization of Federal Land Transaction and Facilitation Act
– Two-year extension of Secure Rural Schools with an additional $200 million annually for counties
Please fill out the form below to write to your representatives to thank them and show them that the outdoor industry is paying attention to what is going on in Washington, D.C.