Regional forests get $18.2 million for projects |

Regional forests get $18.2 million for projects

DENVER – National forests in Colorado, South Dakota and Wyoming have received $18.2 million in federal stimulus funds.

Rocky Mountain Regional Forester Rick Cables said Thursday that the money will go to 23 individual projects in the three states.

The projects are among 191 projects in 32 states planned by the Forest Service with $274 million in stimulus funds.

Colorado projects include $2.2 million in work on trails and bridges in the San Juan National Forest. The money will be used to restore historic buildings in the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota and Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming.

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