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$14.4 million opens opportunities for new Forest Service cabins

 

October 20, 2022

Ola Richards / Petersburg Pilot

The West Point Cabin is one of the cabins that could see repairs using the BIL funding including replacing old, rusted brackets for the cabin's foundation and porch to improve structural stability according to the project's description.

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public input on proposed cabin projects in Alaska made possible through funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

Of the $18 million allocated to the Forest Service for recreation cabins and historic buildings, $14.4 million will go toward cabin projects on the Tongass and Chugach National Forests.

Over 50 cabin projects have been proposed across Alaska. And though only a handful will be funded, projects in the Petersburg and Wrangell Ranger Districts may be in a better position for selection.

Petersburg District Ranger Ray Born said the distri...



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