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.
- 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 stewardship.
Questions? Please contact Kerry Wieber for more information.