Montana delegation celebrates signing of Great American Outdoors Act

The Great American Outdoors Act is now the law of the land.


The act has been touted by conservation and access groups as one of the largest pieces of conservation legislation to pass in decades. The bipartisan bill fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund at $900 million annually and makes the allocation permanent in the budget. The bill also generates roughly $9.5 billion to finance backlogged maintenance on federal lands, including national parks, wildlife refuges, national forest and some tribal lands.


President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed the legislation into law.