A year ago we proposed a $50 billion plan to make historic investment in our forests, now our vision is being included in the #BuildBackBetterAct to create jobs and reduce the threat of wildland fire. Here’s a look at what these investments would do ⬇️🧵⬇️
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Provide historic investments for wildfire prevention: $10 billion in the Wildland Urban Interface to protect communities like Fort Collins, Estes Park, Grand Lake and others & $4 billion for areas outside the WUI.
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We've secured $1 billion for the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program 🌲🌲 which helped hold off the advance of the Cameron Peak fire in 2020, where restored areas served as a buffer to dampen the intensity of the fire and slow its spread.
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We will increase funding for vegetation and watershed management by $1 billion and rehabilitate severely burned areas to protect local water supplies.
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Proud to be leading an effort to invest in urban forestry initiatives. These investments include $3 billion for the Urban and Community Forest Assistance Grants, to support shovel-ready urban forestry expansions along the front range through tree planting and protection.
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Our vision for the #ClimateConservationCorp will expand equitable access to the outdoors through the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership and Every Kid Outdoors programs to advance environmental justice and give 4th graders free access to our federal lands.
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Proud to help secure federal help for our local fire crews battling wildland fire through State Fire and Volunteer Assistance Grants.
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The #BuildBackBetterAct will also help maintain trails, upgrade legacy roads in our National Forests, and protect and recover at-risk species.
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We’ve also secured $10 billion to launch the #ClimateConservationCorps, putting to work a new, diverse workforce in our public lands and in our forests.

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Replying to @RepJoeNeguse
This is a great idea. It worked during the Great Depression! Perhaps it could be used partly yo help with the huge backlog of NPS maintenance??
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Replying to @RepJoeNeguse
As a 6th generation kid from Gold Hill, I appreciate you looking out for our forests, wilderness and wild spaces 👏❤️
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