WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced that the USDA Forest Service will invest more than $9 million in Minnesota’s School Trust Lands project. The funding is part of a $218 million investment in Great American Outdoors Act projects to conserve critical forest and wetland habitat, support rural economic recovery, and increase public access to national forests and grasslands.

“This federal funding will put the Forest Service on track to complete the multi-year effort to acquire and exchange School Trust Lands in the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), which will help generate revenue for Minnesota’s schools and maintain jobs,” said Klobuchar. “I’ve long supported funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for this purpose, and I look forward to seeing this project through to completion.” 

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