• Protect your privately-owned forest from conversion to non-forest uses with the Forest Legacy Program. The goal is to protect important forest areas from development and fragmentation and ensure conservation of the important public benefits sustainable forests provide.

Eligibility

    • The rights of public access (non-motorized access at a minimum) must be conveyed to the state on all projects.
    • If the conservation easement option is chosen, landowners must prepare and implement a resource management plan.
    • The federal government funds up to 75 percent of project costs, 25 percent of the costs must come from private, state or local sources.
    • For projects involving a conservation easement, an endowment must be established for long term monitoring and stewardshipt.

    Questions? Please contact Kerry Wieber for more information.