U.S. Rep Denny Rehberg says he hopes the Obama administration has turned a corner after releasing a new Interior Department report identifying 101 high-priority conservation projects as part of President Barack Obama's America's Great Outdoors Initiative.

The Montana Republican says he's "hopeful the Obama administration is finally beginning to realize the importance of public input." Rehberg says it's "critical that land initiatives be based on consensus and not just collaboration."

Thursday's report outlines two projects in each state and one in the District of Columbia in various stages of development. They range from creating an all-season trail system in Alaska's Denali State Park to completing a 32-mile trail through urban areas in central Florida.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he doesn't know the projects' total cost.

Associated Press