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Colorado Forest Legacy Program (FLP)

Compensation to Colorado Landowners
for Permanent Conservation Easements

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Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) and USDA Forest Service

Deadline Date:

07/31/19 5:00 PM Receipt


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Compensation to Colorado landowners for permanent conservation easements on privately owned forest lands. Funding is intended to protect socially, environmentally, and economically critical forest lands from being developed for non-forest uses. The landowners participating in this program will retain management and ownership of their land, while receiving compensation for unrealized development rights.

Forestlands that contain important scenic, cultural, recreation, and water resources, as well as fish and wildlife habitat and other ecological values that will support continued traditional forest uses receive priority.

Those landowners who voluntarily choose to participate in the program are required to follow a land management plan designed for their forest. These plans are approved by the CSFS and must be reviewed at least every 10 year for the need to update them. Activities consistent with the management plan, including timber harvesting, grazing, and recreation activities are permitted.

Eligible properties are privately owned; are within, or partially within a designated Forest Legacy Area; and consist of at least 75% lands classified as forested.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186026

Term of Contract:

These applications will be eligible for funding that may become available beginning 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) is accepting Forest Legacy Program (FLP) proposals from Colorado landowners.

Pre-Application Information:

For full consideration, applications must be received no later than: 5:00 PM on July 31, 2019

Applicants must discuss the proposed project with the Colorado State Forest Service Forest Legacy Program Manager, Carolyn Aspelin, before applying.

At least 25% of the project costs must be planned to be secured from non-federal cash or in-kind sources.

Additional information about the Forest Legacy Program may be accessed on the US Forest Service web site at

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For more information, contact Carolyn Aspelin at or (970) 491-1869.

Return Applications to:
Colorado Forest Legacy Program
Colorado State Forest Service
Colorado State University
Foothills 5060 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-5060

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USA: Colorado