Legislation Introduced to Establish New Forest Conservation Program
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 act. You can also read Cong. Kuster’s press release here.