Sunday, February 3, 2013

Reclaiming roads in wildlands means jobs, savings

Wildlands CPR writes:
"Forest Road Reclamation & Repair Creates High Skill, High Wage Jobs" is the title of our latest fact sheet highlighting operators who benefit from road reclamation and maintenance projects, putting faces with work.
Since its inception, the program has grown in both size and scope, with funding at $50 million for fiscal year (FY) 2009 and $90 million in FY10. However, it declined sharply in FY11, to only $45 million, and held steady at that reduced level in FY12. This fact sheet explains how the program has created or maintained jobs nationally and also provides specific state numbers for California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington."
This fact sheet tells a more complete story. Will this change the mission and goals of state highway departments, like PennDOT in Pennsylvania? I doubt it, but those people who see only asphalt when they look at the land should still be informed.

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