Trump Administration Announces $50 Million in Construction Projects Approved for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service​

Approved projects will repair and rehabilitate aging wildlife refuge and fish hatchery infrastructure

6/7/2018
Last edited 6/7/2018

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Date: June 7, 2018
Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov

WASHINGTON— U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced $50 million in approved funding to rebuild critical U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service infrastructure. The list includes projects like the rehabilitation of the water treatment system at the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Fish Hatchery in Vermont, replacing the Mary Lake fishing pier at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado and repairing Sandy Point public access road at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge in Texas—all dire maintenance and repair projects contributing to $1.4 billion backlog facing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages 566 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management areas and operates national fish hatcheries, fish technology centers and fish health centers. The agency is responsible for over $46 billion in constructed real property assets that include over 25,000 structures (e.g., buildings and water management structures) as well as nearly 14,000 roads, bridges, and dams.

“The President is a builder, he loves to build and he loves our public lands, so it is a natural fit that the Trump Administration is dedicating so much attention to rebuilding our aging Fish and Wildlife Service infrastructure. ​These approved projects are more than just line items on an Excel spreadsheet. For many sportsmen and women, National Wildlife Refuges are the only opportunities they have to hunt or fish,” said Secretary Zinke. “These projects have a tangible effect on a person’s experience when hunting, fishing or visiting a wildlife refuge. Today’s announcement is another step toward eliminating the $1.4 billion in maintenance facing our nation’s refuges and hatcheries. It’s another step toward prioritizing infrastructure because it is an investment that bolsters local economies. And it is another step in prioritizing access for all Americans to our public lands.”

Secretary Zinke has made tackling Interior’s deferred maintenance backlog one of his top priorities. In April, he signed an memorandum of understanding committing Interior to follow President Trump’s One Federal Decision framework for processing of environmental reviews and permits for major infrastructure projects. In March, Interior announced the Secretary’s partnership with Congress on a bipartisan bill to address rebuild and repair National Park Service infrastructure.

Approved Fiscal Year 2018 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service construction projects:

Unit Name

Project Title

State

Total $

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

1002 Area Oil Exploration Readiness - Improvements to existing facilities and construction of outbuildings to support heightened levels of activity.

AK

$4,000,000

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Salamatof Public Access Boardwalk.

AK

$950,000

Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Deadman Bay Public Use Cabin.

AK

$148,000

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Bear Creek Public Access Trail.

AK

$77,000

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Salamatof Public Use Boat Ramp.

AK

$230,000

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Pollard Loop Public Access Trail.

AK

$75,000

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Doroshin Bay Public Use Cabin.

AK

$50,000

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Drake Lake Public Access Trail.

AK

$75,000

Togiak National Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Togiak Public Use Cabin.

AK

$127,000

Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate North Frazer Public Use Cabin.

AK

$52,000

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Moose Creek Public Use Trail.

AK

$77,000

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Facility Improvements to Increase Access and Management Capabilities.

AL

$5,443,000

Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Woodland Pond Public Access Trail.

AR

$195,000

Norfork National Fish Hatchery

Repair Raceway Drain Areas.

AR

$650,000

Alchesay National Fish Hatchery

Rehabilitate Water Supply Pipelines: Install a Bank of Radial Flow Settlers for B-Bank Raceways, Rehabilitate Service Building 2.

AZ

$25,000

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Levee and Water Control Structure Rehabilitation, Phase I of III.

CA

$6,400,000

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Main Public Access Road.

CA

$301,000

Modoc National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Public Access Road.

CA

$50,000

San Luis National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Sousa Marsh Public Observation Platform.

CA

$163,000

Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Imperial Beach Blvd Public Use Observation Platform.

CA

$91,000

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Hookton Slough Vault Toilet at Hunting Parking Lot.

CA

$125,000

National Black-footed Ferret Center

Pre-conditioning Pens and Facility Rehabilitation, Repair, and New Construction.

CO

$3,588,000

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Lake Ladora Public Restroom at Fishing Access Point.

CO

$70,000

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Lake Mary Public Access Floating Boardwalk.

CO

$616,000

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Mary Lake Fishing Pier.

CO

$65,000

Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Dixie Mainline Public Access Road.

FL

$107,000

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Route #300 Public Access Road.

GA

$168,000

Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Keithsburg Boat Landing Parking Lot.

IA

$126,000

Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Bear Lake Public Use Road.

ID

$95,000

Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Bellrose Levee on Big Creek Road.

IL

$204,000

Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Falling Timber Public Access Bridge, Shape Charge Road.

IN

$673,000

Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Public Parking Areas and Kiosk.

KS

$105,000

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Public Access Boardwalk Trail.

MA

$382,000

North Attleboro National Fish Hatchery

Replace Flow Meters.

MA

$31,000

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Spurwink Public Fishing Pier.

ME

$294,000

Pendills Creek and Sullivan Creek National Fish Hatchery

Effluent Treatment System Modernization.

MI

$1,970,006

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge-Winona District

Rehabilitate Winona Public Fishing and Boating Facilities.

MN

$117,000

Rydell National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Public Use Observation Deck.

MN

$375,000

Fergus Falls WMD

Replace Stony Brook Waterfowl Production Area Water Control Structure.

MN

$77,000

Hillside National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Tipton Bayou Public Use Trail Culverts.

MS

$67,000

St Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Armstrong Ditch Public Access Bridge.

MS

$447,000

Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Public Use Boat Dock and Repair Public Use Boat Launch.

MT

$114,000

Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Public Use Toilet at River March Campground.

MT

$87,000

Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Public Use Accessible Trail.

MT

$56,000

Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Public Use Observation Tower.

MT

$61,000

Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Irrigation Laterals.

MT

$179,000

Edenton National Fish Hatchery

Replace Cement Catch Basins, Rehabilitate Shad Spawning Building.

NC

$956,000

Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge

Replace West Arrowwood Coulee Lake Public Access Trail.

ND

$194,000

J Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge

Replace 3 Public Use Pit Toilets.

ND

$166,000

Audubon National Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Wetland Learning Site Public Access Trail.

ND

$307,000

J Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Public Picnic Area and Access Trail.

ND

$40,000

Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery

Replace Sturgeon Building.

ND

$100,000

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Public Restroom at Headquarters Facility.

NM

$180,000

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Public Access Trail Route #303.

NM

$164,000

Southwestern Native Aquatic Resources and Recovery Center

Repair Well 3 and Generator.

NM

$18,000

Lahontan National Fish Hatchery

Water Re-use and Well System Modernization.

NV

$3,500,000

Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Stillwater Point Reservoir Public Use Observation Platform.

NV

$160,000

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Public Access Road, West Gate.

OK

$80,000

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Repair Public Access Bridges, Headquarters Entrance and Blue Beaver Creek.

OK

$76,000

Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Public use Pavilion on Looney Tract.

OK

$84,000

Little River National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Black Creek Public Access Road and Parking.

OK

$173,000

Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Public Access Parking and Observation Tower, Route #103.

OK

$125,000

Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Public Access Boardwalk, Cussetah Bottoms.

OK

$282,000

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Public Access Road, Route #011.

OK

$282,000

Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Sand Creek Fishing Access Road.

OK

$245,000

Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Montezuma Creek Public Access Road and Construct Parking Area.

OK

$64,000

Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Public Access Road.

OK

$192,000

Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery

Rehabilitate Oklahoma Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office Building.

OK

$191,000

Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Pump House Public Access Bridge.

OR

$1,397,000

Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Gaston Public Access Bridge.

OR

$577,000

Eagle Creek National Fish Hatchery

Replace Sand Filter, Remove Pollution Abatement Pond Sediment Load.

OR

$176,000

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

Rehabilitate Public Access Trail.

PA

$160,000

Laguna Cartagena National Wildlife Refuge

Replace Northeast Canal Public Access Bridge.

PR

$550,000

Bears Bluff National Fish Hatchery

Rehabilitate Drainage Canal, Rehabilitate Pond #3.

SC

$317,000

Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Outdoor Recreational Infrastructure.

SD

$98,000

Waubay National Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Public Use Shelter.

SD

$75,000

Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery

Replace Fish Pond Liners (2 of 35 Ponds).

SD

$424,000

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Sandy Point Public Access Road.

TX

$109,000

Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge

Rehabilitate Public Campground and Picnic Area.

TX

$86,000

Uvalde National Fish Hatchery

Repair Spurgeon Well.

TX

$30,000

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Repair Public Access Trail.

VA

$647,000

Dwight D Eisenhower National Fish Hatchery

Rehabilitate Water Treatment System.

VT

$513,000

Carson National Fish Hatchery

Repair Adult Fish Holding Pond Surface.

WA

$395,000

Quilcene National Fish Hatchery

Repair Raceway Decks C and D with Epoxy, Rehabilitate Production Raceway Covers on D Deck.

WA

$422,000

Abernathy Fish Technology Center

Replace Inclined Screens.

WA

$61,000

Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Visitor Center and Administrative Building.

WV

$7,000,000

 

Total, Line Item Construction Projects

 

$50,000,000