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Proposed Spending

$208 Billion in Discretionary Spending Accounts

(Spent over 5 Years)

The spending proposed below could create 3 million near-term jobs—in many places where unemployment is surging—by investing in the restoration and resilience of our natural resources and recreational infrastructure. Restoration investments generate more jobs compared to other alternatives, because most of the investment goes towards labor, rather than materials. And the fruit of the labor will last for decades.

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Restoring our Forests

$43 billion

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

• Restoration and Hazardous Fuel Management: $6.5 billion

FOREST SERVICE

• Restoration and Hazardous Fuel Management: $17.5 billion
• Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration: $1.5 billion
• Veg and Watershed Management: $1.8 billion
• Wildlife and Fisheries Habitat Management: $1.4 billion
• Capital Improvement and Maintenance: $5.2 billion
• Wildland Fire Preparedness: $4 billion
• Land Planning, Assessment, Monitoring: $4.5 billion
• REPLANT Act: $615 million (eliminates cap)



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State, Private, and Tribal Forestry Cooperative Management

$25.1 billion

FOREST SERVICE

• State Fire Assistance: $8.2 billion
• Forest Health Management, Cooperative (inc. State Forest Action Plans): $4.4 billion
• Forest Health Management, Fed: $2.8 billion
• Landscape Scale Restoration: $1.4 billion
• Forest Stewardship: $840 million
• Urban and Community Forest: $640 million
• Volunteer Fire Assistance: $1.8 billion
• Community Wildfire Defense Plans/Grants: $5 billion (new authorization)

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Cap Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells

$4 billion

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT—ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES

• Orphaned oil and gas well capping: $4 billion

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Clean Up Abandoned Coal and Hardrock Mines

$22.7 billion

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT—ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES

• Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund: $10.7 billion
• RECLAIM Act: $3 billion (new authorization)

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

• Superfund: $6 billion

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

• Training and Employment Services: $1.5 billion

APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION

$1.5 billion

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Recover Imperiled Wildlife

$24.5 billion

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

• State, Territorial, Tribal Wildlife Grants: $14 billion (new authorization, Recovering America’s Wildlife Act)
• Endangered and Threatened Species Recovery Plans: $2 billion
• North American Bird Conservation Initiative and Migratory Bird Joint Venture: $2 billion
• National Fish Habitat Action Plan, National Fish Passage Program, Hatcheries: $3 billion
• National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plans: $1.5 billion
• Wildlife Crossing Grants: $500 million
• Wildlife Migration Corridor Grants: $500 million

U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY AND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

• National Wildlife Health Center (USGS), National Wildlife Research Center (APHIS), Regional Wildlife Disease Cooperatives (states): $750 million
• International Trade/Wildlife Tracking: $250 million

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Restore Watersheds and Protect Coastal and Floodplain Communities

$54.5 billion

VARIOUS STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCY JURISDICTION (ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, EPA, DOI)

• Watershed/Coastal Ecological Restoration Plans: $35 billion

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

• National Estuary Programs: $1.5 billion

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

• National Coastal Resilience Fund/Resiliency and Habitat Grant Program: $10 billion

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY / HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

• FEMA and HUD Disaster Mitigation Funding: $6.5 billion

NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE

• Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program, Watershed Rehabilitation Program, and Emergency Watershed Protection Program: $1.5 billion

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Restore our Sagebrush Steppe and Grasslands

$8.5 billion

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

• Rangeland Management: $5.5 billion
• Forest and Rangeland Research: $500 million

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

• North American Grassland Conservation program: $2.5 billion (new authorization)

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Partner with Farmers and Ranchers

$18 billion

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

• Conservation Reserve Program: $4.5 billion
• Technical Assistance: $2 billion
• Sustainable Ag Research: $2.5 billion
• Environmental Quality Incentives Program: $1.5 billion
• Conservation Stewardship Program: $1.5 billion
• Regional Conservation Partnership Program: $1.5 billion
• Agricultural Conservation Easement Program: $1.5 billion

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

• Partners for Fish and Wildlife: $500 million
• North American Wetland Conservation Act: $2.5 billion

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Expand Outdoor Recreation

$7.5 billion

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

• State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plans, the Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Program, Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership program, municipal recreation plans, and repair other recreational infrastructure: $4 billion
• Management and recreation plans for National Park units: $1.5 billion

OTHER AGENCIES

• Enhance recreational infrastructure for Bureau of Land Management, Army Corps, Bureau of Reclamation, and Bureau of Indian Affairs: $2 billion