The Forest Legacy Program is a partnership between participating States and the USDA Forest Service to identify and help protect environmentally important forests from conversion to non-forest uses. The main tool used for protecting these important forests is conservation easements. The Federal government may fund up to 75% of program costs, with at least 25% coming from private, state or local sources.
- A Land Trust’s Guide to Partnering with the Forest Legacy Program
- Northeastern Area USDA Forest Legacy Program
- National USDA Forest Service Forest Legacy Program
- Forest Legacy Program Implementation Guidelines (as amended December 21, 2011)
- Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellow Book)
- USDA Forest Service Forest Legacy Program 5 Year Strategic Direction
Please contact us with any questions or comments concerning the Forest Legacy Program in Massachusetts: