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Interior Budget Unveiled for 2015

March 5, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming No Comments
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(WASHINGTON)  Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell yesterday discussed President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget request of $11.9 billion for the Department of the Interior.  The 2015 budget allocates funds for efforts to upgrade and restore national parks and other public-land areas, while engaging thousands of youth, and veterans in outdoor activities.   Jewell says an additional $30-million dollars has been set aside for preparations for the 2016 centennial of the Park Service.  She says that will largely go to “beefing up the people side.”  She explains there have been significant cuts to seasonal ranger programs and other visitor services as the budgets have been tightened.  She adds, “As we gear up for the centennial and increased visitation we have to address that need to make sure visitors have a good experience.”  Jewell also says another ten million dollars has been included in the regular budget to provide a match for private philanthropy in the park. Such an arrangement had been unveiled by Jewell last August when it was announced that a $16-million dollar project would be completed to renovate the Jenny Lake visitor complex and trail system to Hidden Falls in Grand Teton National Park; $13-million of which is being funded by private donations through the Grand Teton National Park Foundation augmented by $3-million from the federal government.  The project is to be completed in time for the centennial.

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