Idaho is among five U.S. states losing the largest amount of federal timber payments aimed at rural counties and school districts.
Congress let the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act expire in the fall of 2014, leaving Idaho counties and school districts with $26 million less than expected.
Ten states will lose 90 percent of the Secure Rural Schools money it anticipated. These 10 states are ranked by dollars lost.
- Oregon,$61.9 million
- California, $26.9 million
- Idaho, $26.2 million
- Washington, $19.4 million
- Montana, $19.2 million
- Alaska, $13.7 million
- Arizona, $13.5 million
- Utah, $9.9 million
- New Mexico, $9.7 million
- Colorado, $8.3 million
Click around the map to see how much each state is losing in Secure Rural Schools money.
Data: U.S. Forest Service, Map: Emilie Ritter Saunders
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