Idaho in Line for BLM Stimulus Project Money

Thu June 04, 2009 - West Edition
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) Idaho will get about $14.5 million that’s part of $300 million the Interior Department is sending in federal stimulus money to the Bureau of Land Management to update its facilities and jump-start renewable energy projects across the country.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced May 2, while at the Red Rock Conservation Area outside Las Vegas, that the 650 approved projects will “restore our landscapes and our watersheds” and help fulfill the Obama administration’s target for renewable energy development.

Included in the money Idaho is getting is about $8 million for deferred maintenance, nearly $2.8 million for habitat restoration, and about $1 million for trail maintenance and construction.

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