Legislation Introduced to Establish New Forest Conservation Program

Forest Society applauds the introduction of the Forest Conservation Easement Program Act

Matt Leahy | May 24, 2023

(Photo: Jerry Monkman)

On May 17, NH Congresswoman Annie Kuster introduced the bipartisan Forest Conservation Easement Program Act alongside her colleague Congressman Trent Kelly of Mississippi. The legislation will help to prevent the conversion of forests into non-forest areas by providing funding to purchase development rights —which will be codified as voluntary conservation easements — from willing private landowners.

To learn more about this proposal, click here for a summary of the actYou can also read Cong. Kuster’s press release here.