National Forests Hope To Keep More Money For Recreation

April 25, 2016
Photo: Town of Aspen (AP Photo)ASSOCIATED PRESS
Skiers riding a chairlift in Aspen.

The money would be used to maintain and expand outdoor recreation on public lands.

The Aspen Times reports the money could be used for improving ski areas, providing avalanche education and offering interpretive presentations.

Forest officials say federal money has shifted more to national firefighting efforts and put a crimp on basic functions like trail maintenance and backcountry patrols.