The Trump administration has proposed no major overhaul to Interior’s $2.4 trillion budget request for fiscal 2018, which ends Sept. 30.
The $2,988 billion plan would eliminate the “top five” federal agencies — Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Agriculture and the Office of Management and Budget — and the Department’s Office of Budget.
The plan would also eliminate the Department and its agencies’ funding for the United States Forest Service, the United Nations World Food Program, and the United Nation Children’s Fund.
The Interior Department is tasked with overseeing the nation’s most iconic landscapes, including the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks, as well as national parks and wildlife refuges.
The proposal, which was released by the Interior Department on Wednesday, would slash the departments overall budget by almost $200 billion, with $80 billion of that being for the Office on Science and Technology, according to Axios.
It would also cut the agency’s overall budget to $2 billion, down from $2 trillion.
While the Trump administration’s budget proposal has been heavily criticized for the cuts to Interior, its funding for Interior would be $1.2 billion smaller than the Obama administration’s proposal, according the Interior department.
That reduction is due in part to a cut to the agency that oversees the National Park Service, which is responsible for managing the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
While Trump’s Interior budget would cut $2 in funding to the National Parks Service and the Environmental Protections Agency, it would also provide a $300 million boost to the Office for Science and technology.