Forestland Preservation grants help improve opportunities for forest management activity and improve the long-term growth and harvest of timber. These projects help protect many different kinds of forests, including, but not limited to, large-scale industrial forests, small private landowner forests, community forests, and tribally - or publicly-owned and managed forests.
The Chewelah Valley Land Trust will use this grant to purchase about 400 acres of forestland located just outside the city of Chewelah off State Route 395. The property includes a dry pine forest and provides habitat connectivity to the Colville National Forest for wildlife species such as deer, turkey, elk, moose, cougar, and bobcat. This acquisition will prevent future development and ensure the land will remain available for timber harvest in perpetuity.