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.
Whatcom County will use this grant to buy a voluntary land preservation agreement, also called a conservation easement, to conserve 36.07 acres of forestland on the Moors property, 8 miles northeast of Bellingham, on Anderson Creek. The purchase will help meet Whatcom County’s goal of supporting the rural economic base through natural resource-based industries, such as forestry. Whatcom County will contribute $141,775 in Conservation Futures.