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Forest Legacy Program

 



The Forest Legacy Program (FLP) is pleased to introduce a new series of videos designed to illustrate the diversity of its forest conservation projects as well as the robust and innovative partnerships that are critical to the program’s success. This video series also is intended to illustrate the scientific, historical, economic, and strategic attributes of FLP projects and the program’s landscape level approach to forest conservation.

Forest conservation projects that receive funding through the FLP integrate many aspects of multiple-use forest management. Long-term protection of these areas often entails a combination of sustainable timber harvesting, watershed and wildlife habitat protection, and recreation opportunities such as hunting, fishing, and hiking.

  • The first video in the series, “Moose Mountain,” highlights protection efforts at the Moose Mountain Reservation in New Hampshire, whose wood, water, wildlife, scenic, and recreational values will be sustained and managed over the long term thanks to the Forest Legacy Program, the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and many others. Moose Mountain has been protected since 2006. (http://www.fs.fed.us/news/2008/video/03/nh.shtml)

  • The second video is from Utah and follows the Blonquist family, third generation ranchers, as they describe entering into a conservation easement with the Forest Legacy Program that both protects their ranch and allows them to be part of a bigger conservation effort east of Park City. Six Feathers Ranch has been protected since 2005. (http://www.fs.fed.us/video/legacy/utah/)

  • The third video is from Hawaii. Wao Kele O’Puna is a 26,000 acre tract that is the last largest remaining expanse of low-land lava rainforest on the big Island of Hawaii. This property was for many years the focus of struggle for native Hawaiians who sought to protect Wao Kele O’Puna from geothermal development so that they might retain access to the site to collect plants for native rituals and to visit burial sites. Wao Kele O’Puna was protected in 2007 and is now managed by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. (http://www.fs.fed.us/video/legacy/waokeleopuna/)

  • Minnesota’s Sugar Hills is a wonderful example of how recreation and sustainable forestry can come together as a community building initiative. This property is part of a local family run timber business. The property owners already were allowing public access for hiking and cross-country skiing so when the Rajala family came across the Forest Legacy Program, they new it would be a good fit for them and the people who enjoy visiting Sugar Hills. The State of Minnesota used FLP funds as well as funds form several partners to purchase a permanent conservation easement on the property.(http://www.fs.fed.us/video/legacy/minnesota)

For Information about the Forest Legacy Program Video Project or the Forest Legacy Program, please contact Scott Stewart at 202-205-1618 or sstewart@fs.fed.us.

 

 

 

 

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