Forest Legacy Program

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A Federal program in partnership with States, the Forest Legacy Program supports State efforts to protect environmentally sensitive forest lands. Designed to encourage the protection of privately owned forestlands, the Forest Legacy Program is an entirely voluntary program.

Support Type:

Funding Assistance

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The federal government may fund up to 75% of project costs, with at least 25% coming from private, State or local sources. In addition to gains associated with the sale or donation of property rights, many landowners also benefit from reduced taxes associated with limits placed on land use.

Restoration Activity:

Forest conservation


Private Landowners

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