Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) and USDA Forest Service
06/30/21 5:00 PM Receipt
Compensation to Colorado landowners in eligible locations 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. Forests must be within or partially within a designated Forest Legacy Area.
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.
Proposals should address one of the Colorado Forest Legacy Goals:
Eligible properties are privately owned and consist of at least 75% lands classified as forested.
GrantWatch ID#: 186026
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Return Applications to:
Colorado Forest Legacy Program
Colorado State Forest Service
Colorado State University
Foothills 5060 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-5060
For more information, contact:
Office: (970) 491-1869
Colorado Forest Legacy Areas, 2020:
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