3 projects planned for Chugach National Forest

(Aug. 24, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

U.S. Forest Service officials have announced three Cordova district recreation site improvement projects for the upcoming season, to be funded through an investment of $12.5 million for Great American Outdoors Act projects.

This investment was made possible through the newly created National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund, established in 2020 by the Great American Outdoors Act. 

The first of two two-year projects will reconstruct two hardened day use pads, for a total of three at the site, renovate one pad with a covered structure, for a total of two at the site, and complete deferred maintenance on an existing hardened boat launch.

The second two-year project will reconstruct the existing roof of a popular pavilion to completely cover the structure and protect users from inclement weather. The project will eliminate deferred maintenance and improve visitor experience on site, Forest Service officials said. Over time the pavilion’s design has caused water-related damage to the structure and surrounding deck paver, officials said.

The third project will fund reconstruction of the foundation and stabilization of the roof of the Martin Lake cabin. The cabin is currently unavailable for rent due to unsafe conditions.

For more information on the Great American Outdoors Act and related projects, visit cdv.tiny.us/gaoa.