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Forest Legacy Program

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Department of Agriculture , Forest Service
CFDA #: 10.676

Examples of funded projects...

1. Mt. Blue/Tumbledown, Maine - Hancock Timber Resources Group put on the open market 11,800 acres of forest land in western Maine, including the peak of Tumbledown Mountain, one of Maine's most popular recreation spots. In addition, another 10,000 acres surrounding Mt. Blue State Park was put on the market by another timber company, with a portion of it sold immediately to a liquidator who cleared all the timber and immediately subdivided it into 40 acre lots. Working with a Maine-based forest products company, Hancock Lumber, and the local community, the state of Maine secured the protection of Tumbledown's summit and purchased an easement on other lands that are now owned by Hancock Lumber, ensuing continued timber for its mill. All told, over 21,000 acres have been protected, ensuring continued public access to outstanding recreational lands and maintaining sustainable harvesting to support the economic backbone of western Maine. Forest Legacy funding of $2.2 million was provided to help supplement private and state funding for this $5.04 million project. 2. Mountains to Sound Greenway, Washington ? Forest Legacy funds helped to protect tracts critical to the scenic and ecologic integrity of this unique corridor from expanding development. Surrounded by protected land on two sides and rural development on the others, the Mountains to Sound Greenway and is highly visible from both Rattlesnake Ridge and I-90. The acquisitions preserved scenic values, habitat, wildlife corridors, water quality and working forest opportunities that would have otherwise been lost to private development. Individual tracts of the Mountains to Sound Greenway protected with Forest Legacy funds include Rattlesnake Ridge, Issaquah Creek and Lake Sammamish, critical in protecting local water quality and an important fishery and salmon rearing resource. The acquisitions were a locally-driven multifaceted effort by private, public, and non-profit initiative to protect targeted landscapes for multiple use management. 3. Anderson Tully, Tennessee - In 2001, Anderson Tully Company announced its intention to sell 11,807 acres of unleveed, bottomland hardwood forest on the Mississippi River in Lauderdale County, Tennessee. Because of the company's excellent forest stewardship record and long history of cooperation with the state in making the land available for public access and hunting - the property was extremely attractive to both forestry and wildlife agencies in the state. The most likely alternative for this property was purchase by private interests and loss of public access. The Nature Conservancy worked with the state agencies and Anderson Tully to negotiate a $15 million purchase price, $1 million less than the appraised value of the property. Without Forest Legacy, this project would not have been possible. The Forest Legacy program contributed $8 million, which was matched by contributions from The Nature Conservancy, the Wild Turkey Federation, state Wetlands Acquisition Fund, and the North American Wetlands Conservation Program, the state Natural Areas Program - to name a few - and enjoyed strong support of both the Tennessee and Mississippi congressional delegations. Because of the work of this partnership the Anderson Tully property - now known as the John Tully Wildlife Management Area - will remain open for public access, Forest Stewardship Council certified timber management will be conducted by TN Division of Forestry at a demonstration forest on a portion of the property, and high-value waterfowl habitat on the Mississippi River will be protected on into the future. 4. Peaceful Valley Ranch, Utah - Just one mile downstream from the East Canyon Reservoir, this area serves as a source of drinking water for seven counties in the Weber Basin Water District. All told, 16,000 acres of critical watershed lands have been protected through

About this section

This section indicates the different types of projects which have been funded in the past. Only projects funded under Project Grants or Direct Payments for Specified Use should be listed here. The examples give potential applicants an idea of the types of projects that may be accepted for funding. The agency should list at least five examples of the most recently funded projects.