GAOA Stories

The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) will have far-reaching impacts, including increasing people's connections to their public lands. By providing funding for infrastructure through the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund and Land and Water Conservation Fund, people will have increased ways to experience natural, cultural, and recreational resources in national parks, as well as other federal, state, and local public lands around the country.

As GAOA projects continue to get underway, discover stories about how they are making a difference to people and communities.

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      Members of the media can find news releases about GAOA and specific projects related to National Park Service parks and programs.

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    Last updated: November 9, 2023