GAOA LRF Photo of the Week

The U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior) is working to rehabilitate assets on our nation’s public lands through the Great American Outdoors Act National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund (GAOA LRF). GAOA LRF projects and associated activities can be found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and multiple U.S. territories. Explore the GAOA LRF Photo of the Week below where a new photo and state is featured every week.

Photo of the Week: Monday, April 8

Modernize Infrastructure to Improve Waterfowl Hunting Areas and Improve Recreational Access
Camas National Wildlife Refuge, Idaho
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Black impervious lining covers shallow path through a dry landscape.


In-progress installation of water distribution system liners, which is one aspect of the overall water control system at Camas National Wildlife Refuge. The placement of impervious ditch liners in the water transport corridors will enable the Refuge to improve wildlife habitat and focus limited water resources to better support migrating wildlife through sustainable seasonal wetlands. Photo Credit: USFWS/GES.

Photo of the Week: Monday, April 1

Rehabilitate Schoodic Point Water and Wastewater Systems
Acadia National Park, Maine
National Park Service


Construction crew drills a hole along a cement road to install a water line.


A contractor installs insulated waterline connecting the well house to the existing water main on Schoodic Loop Road in Acadia National Park. Photo Credit: NPS

 

Photo of the Week: Monday, March 25

Boise District Road Repairs
Boise District, Idaho
Bureau of Land Management


Dirt road cleared of surface hazards winds through dry, hilly landscape.


Boise District Road after elimination of road surface hazards. Photo credit: Daylon Dubkowski/BLM

Photo of the Week: Monday, March 18

Consolidate and Modernize Public Use Facilities and Improve Recreational Access
Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Building frame sits on rocky ground surrounded by construction equipment.


Construction crew completes structural framing on the Maintenance/Fire Cache building at Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge. Photo Credit: USFWS

Photo of the Week: Monday, March 11

Foothills Parkway Rehabilitation
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
National Park Service


Excavator sits on dirt pullout along paved road, trees line the background.


In-progress photo of resetting of the stone curb along a pullout on Foothills Parkway in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photo Credit: NPS

Photo of the Week: Monday, March 4

Rehabilitate Headquarters East Water System and Moraine Park Campground Electrical Distribution
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
National Park Service


Concrete water tank sits in a dirt hole surrounded by temporary orange fencing.


Construction on a water tank at the Moraine Park Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo Credit: NPS

Photo of the Week: Monday, February 26

Punta Gorda Light Station Rehabilitation
Punta Gorda Light Station, California
Bureau of Land Management


A small white building sits on a brown sandy cliff with the blue ocean in the background


The historic Punta Gorda oil house after completing structural repairs and repainting to maintain historic character and features. Photo Credit: Mark Stransky 

Photo of the Week: Monday, February 19

Replace Laurel Fork Bridge
Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina
National Park Service


Demolition team clearing the concrete railings of the Laurel Fork Bridge


Demolition of the existing Laurel Fork Bridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photo Credit: NPS

 


Photo of the Week: Monday, February 12

Modernize Outdoor Recreational Facilities and Address Public Safety Issues
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Bunkhouse with plywood siding painted red and green roof.


Newly painted bunkhouse with plywood siding at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Photo Credit: USFWS

 


Photo of the Week: Monday, February 5th

Rehabilitate and Repair Structures and Landscapes
Minute Man National Historical Park, Massachusetts
National Park Service


Construction crew repairs the roof of the historic George Hall House at Minute Man National Park.


Construction crew repairs the roof of the historic George Hall House at Minute Man National Park. Photo Credit: NPS

 


Photo of the Week: Monday, January 29th

Navajo - Education Demolition Project C
Navajo Region, Arizona/New Mexico
Bureau of Indian Education


Workers remove the windows of a dormitory in the Navajo region


Workers remove the windows of a dormitory in the Navajo region. Photo Credit: EQMS Superintendent Frelando Reeder

 


Photo of the Week: Monday, January 22nd

Grub Dam Rehabilitation
Grub Dam, Montana
Bureau of Land Management


Contractors place new concrete outlet pipes at Grub Dam


Contractors make progress on the Grub Dam rehabilitation project by placing new concrete outlet pipes and cementing them in place. More pipe and cement work will extend the width of the dam, providing an upstream-to-downstream flow route. Photo Credit: Gina Baltrusch/BLM

 


Photo of the Week: Tuesday, January 16th

Rehabilitate Historic Main Parade Ground Barracks Building, Parking Areas, and Pathways for Visitor and Tenant Use
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Washington
National Park Service


Construction of new sidewalks and curbs at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site


Construction crew member finishes new sidewalks and curbs around the historic Vancouver Barracks at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Photo Credit: Bill Persons

 


Photo of the Week: Monday, January 8th

Improve Resilience and Modernize Flood Damaged Buildings & Recreational Assets
Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


The front entrance of the new office at Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge.


The front entrance of the new office at Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge. Construction crews installed the metal roof, skylights, and windows, and installation of new siding is underway. Photo Credit: RJS Construction

 


Photo of the Week: Tuesday, January 2nd

Replace the Yellowstone River Bridge
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
National Park Service


Yellow construction machinery at work to build the foundation of the new bridge


Workers build the foundation of the new Yellowstone River bridge on the east side of the river at Yellowstone National Park. Photo Credit: Dan Rhodes, Yellowstone National Park

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