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Forest Legacy Program Projects and Partners

Brule-St. Croix (Wisconsin)

This stretch of sustainably managed forestland in northern Wisconsin provides a steady flow of wood products to local mills, helps filter and protect drinking water, and protects a shifting mosaic of critical forest bird habitat. Photo by ColdSnap Photography.

Cold Stream Forest (Maine) 

The Cold Stream Forest project adds 8,000 acres of forest lands and riparian habitat to Maine's largest block of conserved working forests and public lands – a 2 million-acre block in the Moosehead Lake to Katahdin Region. Photo by Jerry and Marcy Monkman/EcoPhotography.

Clagstone Meadows (Idaho)

The 13,093-acre Clagstone Meadows project protects highly productive timberland - between the rapidly expanding cities of Coeur d'Alene and Sandpoint, Idaho - that sustains the forest products industry and local jobs. Photo by Janet Valle.

Lentile Longleaf Pine (Georgia)

The locally driven Lentile Longleaf Pine project permanently conserves a 7,000-acre working forest and the most important tract in Georgia to protect the gopher tortoise, a candidate species for federal listing. Photo by Dirk Stevenson.

The Forest Service works with a diverse group of partners including state agencies, land trusts, and other conservation organizations to protect working forests. Explore the places and projects Forest Legacy conserves through the Forest Legacy Interactive Map.

A photo The South Boulder Creek Forest Legacy Project protects water quality for the City of Denver. Photo by Christine Quinlan.

The South Boulder Creek Forest Legacy Project protects water quality for the City of Denver. Photo by Christine Quinlan.

South Boulder Creek (Colorado)

The South Boulder Creek project helps protect safe drinking water for 1.3 million people in the city of Denver, preserves a scenic and historic landscape, and supports Colorado’s substantial outdoor recreation economy.

Read more about South Boulder Creek…

Gopher tortoise.

The Sansavilla area supports prime habitat for the gopher tortoise. Photo by Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Altamaha River-Sansavilla (Georgia)

Located at the heart of Georgia’s forest industry, the Altamaha River-Sansavilla project not only contains critical habitat for the gopher tortoise but also sustains local jobs, contributes to the forest product and recreation economy, and provides an important buffer to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Townsend Bombing Range.

A photo of The French Broad River Valley.

The French Broad River Valley. Photo by Margee Haines.

East Fork of the French Broad Headwaters (North Carolina)

Since 2010, multiple public and private partners have been working to permanently protect the future Headwaters State Forest in western North Carolina. This will expand public recreation by offering multiple-use trails, opening trout streams, and enhancing opportunities for hunting.

A photo of Winter Logging on the Blue Mountain Heritage property.

Winter Logging on the Blue Mountain Heritage property. Photo by Chris Heffernan.

Blue Mountain Heritage (Oregon)

A family-owned working ranch in Northeast Oregon, the 1,469-acre Blue Mountain Heritage project contributes to a landscape level approach to habitat conservation, forest management and recreation while remaining in private ownership.

A photo of a forest in south dakota

Forests like this one on the project were critical to the Oneota culture’s survival. Photo by Clint Miller/The Conservation Fund.

Good Earth State Park (South Dakota)

Part of a nationally significant cultural site, the Blood Run National Historic Landmark project (now the Good Earth State Park) permanently protects an area rich in pre-settlement history of the Oneota culture and a mosaic of wooded wetlands along the Big Sioux River, upland forests, and grasslands.

A photo of an Aerial view of Puget Sound.

Aerial view of Puget Sound. Photo by Justin Reznick.

South Puget Sound Coastal Forest (Washington)

Through a conservation easement, the South Puget Sound Coastal Forest conserves a working landscape comprised of valuable timber land and shellfish beds in a region economically dependent upon production of these natural resources. The land will remain in active timber production while protecting water quality and wildlife habitat.

Read more about South Puget Sound Coastal Forest…

A photo of a herd of elk

Teton County, Wyoming supports one of the largest herds of elk in North America. The Munger Mountain Forest Legacy project provides a key migration corridor for hundreds of elk. Photo courtesy of istock photos.

Munger Mountain (Wyoming)

Situated along the Snake River in the internationally recognized Jackson Hole Valley, the Munger Mountain Corridor Project secures a key migration corridor used by hundreds of elk moving between the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming Game and Fish Department lands, and other conserved lands.

Read more about Munger Mountain…

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