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Community Forest Program

The Mt. Adams Community Forest provides jobs associated with local mills and guarantees access for traditional uses such as fishing, hunting, and wild mushroom picking.

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The Community Forest Program (CFP) is a competitive grant program that provides financial assistance to tribal entities, local governments, and qualified conservation non-profit organizations to acquire and establish community forests that provide community benefits. Community benefits include economic benefits through active forest management, clean water, wildlife habitat, educational opportunities, and public access for recreation.

What land is eligible?

Community forests provide important habitat for wildlife. Photo by Steve Neel

Private forest land:

  • Threatened by conversion to non-forest use
  • Not held in trust by the United States
  • That provides defined community benefits
  • That is at least five acres in size, suitable to sustain natural vegetation, and at least 75 percent forested.

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