WASHINGTON – On Monday in Tucson, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau announced that over $10 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will support fuels management projects in Arizona on 9,649 acres of land across the state, including at Saguaro National Park, with a $200,000 investment for a buffelgrass reduction project, a long-term restoration project to protect native vegetation, park resources, and neighboring infrastructure and landscapes.
Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03) issued the following statement:
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provided historic funding to reduce wildfire risk to communities, support our wildland firefighters, and restore habitat. Hundreds of communities across the West are now realizing these investments. I’m pleased that Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau visited Tucson to announce $200,000 funding for Saguaro National Park and more than $10 million worth of investments across the state of Arizona. This critical funding will build on the work of community partners, including recently announced funds for Tumamoc Hill and Tucson Mountain Park buffelgrass eradication efforts, and will enhance ongoing efforts to protect and restore the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert ecosystem. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, combined with related investments from the Inflation Reduction Act, will continue to benefit Arizona’s communities, infrastructure and environment for years to come.”