Colorado landowners who want to protect environmentally valuable private forest areas that could someday be threatened by development or conversion to other non-forest uses – and who desire to receive monetary compensation in the process – now have the opportunity to submit proposals to protect their forestlands.
The Colorado State Forest Service is accepting Forest Legacy Program proposals from Colorado landowners. The program authorizes the CSFS or U.S. Forest Service to purchase permanent conservation easements on private forestlands to prevent those lands from being converted to non-forest uses.
The application deadline is July 31, for federal fiscal year 2021 funding, and proposals must be submitted by standard mail.
For more information or for an application packet, contact Carolyn Aspelin at 491-1869 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.csfs.colostate.edu/funding-assistance.