Touted as the biggest land conservation legislation in a generation, the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) provides $9 billion over the next five years to address deferred maintenance at national parks, wildlife refuges, forests, and other federal lands, with $6.5 billion earmarked specifically to the 419 national park units. The legislation was passed summer of 2020 and contracting officers at the US Forest Service and National Park Service have been busy ever since getting this funding obligated! If you’re in the business of supporting forest roads, bridges, trails, dams, communication sites, recreation sites, and other park/forest facilities – the forecast of opportunity is significant (see here for our region’s forecast for this year) and watch for opportunities and sources sought notices with the acronym GAOA. 

Learn more at an upcoming outreach event with US Forest Service. Details for the late-spring/early-summer event will be available at the Washington PTAC calendar and on Beta.Sam.Gov.