Tennessee Forest Legacy Program
Tennessee Department of AgricultureSuggest an update
Grant amount: Unspecified amount
Anticipated deadline: Aug 30, 2020 2:30pm PDT
Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit
Funding uses: Project / Program
Location of project: Counties in Tennessee: Anderson County, Bedford County, Benton County, Bledsoe County, Bradley County, Campbell County, Cannon County, Carroll County, Chester County, Claiborne County, Clay County, Cocke County, Coffee County, Cumberland County, DeKalb County, Decatur County, Dickson County, Fayette County, Fentress County, Franklin County, Grundy County, Hamilton County, Hancock County, Hardeman County, Hardin County, Hawkins County, Henderson County, Henry County, Hickman County, Houston County, Jackson County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Lewis County, Lincoln County, Madison County, Marion County, Marshall County, Maury County, McMinn County, McNairy County, Montgomery County, Moore County, Obion County, Overton County, Perry County, Pickett County, Polk County, Putnam County, Rhea County, Roane County, Scott County, Sequatchie County, Stewart County, Sumner County, Tipton County, Union County, Van Buren County, Warren County, Wayne County, Weakley County, White County, Williamson County, Wilson County Show all
Location of residency: TennesseeView website Save Need help writing this grant?
Forest Legacy Program
The Tennessee Forest Legacy Program currently conserves 35,000 acres across Tennessee, and is growing. Its mission is to protect environmentally important, working private forestlands threatened with conversion to non-forest uses.
The Forest Legacy Program identifies and permanently protects environmentally important private forestlands that are threatened by conversion to non-forest uses. This USDA Forest Service Program, authorized by the Farm Bill, works to identify and maintain well-managed, working forests on the landscape. Delivered through Forest Service Cooperative Forestry, Tennessee and most other US states qualify as a participant and compete nationally for 75% grant funding each year. Tennessee's State Forest Legacy Ranking Committee consists of experienced officials, professionals, and landowners of diverse environmental and conservation interests who grade and rank proposals annually for consideration. Forest Legacy in Tennessee specifically targets and perpetuates traditional forestland values and benefits on environmentally valuable forest lands by requiring each tract to have a detailed forest management plan, known as a Forest Stewardship Plan, to address all resource elements and land management objectives. On Tennessee's Forest Legacy tracts the benefits of timber production, wildlife management, soil and water conservation and other tangible and intrinsic values are maintained locally and will continue to produce benefits to Tennesseans.
Since initial involvement in 2000, fee simple and permanent conservation easement purchases to-date total 53,315 acres valued at $59 million. Over half of the $59 million land value ($32.9 million) was funded with federal Legacy grant money with the balance being private, non-federal matching lands and funds. Except for extremely rate situations, money from the Agriculture's budget are not used to permanently protect or purchase these lands.
We've imported the main document for this grant to give you an overview. You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
Find more grants like this
Find more grants like the Tennessee Forest Legacy Program by joining Instrumentl.
We help nonprofits and academics find more grants and take control of their grants process with a refreshingly intuitive online platform.
Please wait while we load this grant.
Sorry, we're having trouble loading this grant.