Forest Legacy Committee
- In 1994
- At the culmination of the work of the congressionally mandated Northern Forest Lands Council. The Council identified over thirty-five actions to reinforce the Northern Forest regions traditional patterns of land ownership and use, the first of which was to ensure the consistent and adequate funding by Congress of the Forest Legacy Program. This recommendation came at a time when both public and private efforts were growing to protect forest land in Maine from conversion to non-forest uses.
- To focus on acquiring conservation easements or fee interest in lands in order to protect the traditional uses and public values of Maines forests.
- Advise the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands on program policy.
- Recommend projects to be presented to Congress for funding through the national Forest Legacy Program.
Grant Announced by the Forest Legacy Program
The State of Maine is currently accepting applications to the Maine Forest Legacy Program from interested forest landowners. Applications are due June 1, 2019 for projects to be funded in Fiscal Year 2021.
Maine Forest Legacy Program Guiding Documents
Current Proposed Projects
Advisory Committee Meetings
|Date and Time||Headline||Location||Additional Information|
|June 10, 2019 1:00 PM||Forest Legacy Committee Meeting||Conference Room 101, Deering Building, Tyson Street (off Hospital St.), Augusta, Maine (East Side Augusta Campus)||Agenda|
|February 4, 2019 1:00 PM||Forest Legacy Committee Meeting||Room 109, Harlow Building, Arsenal Street, Augusta, Maine (East Side Augusta Campus)|
|December 4, 2018 1:00 PM||Forest Legacy Committee Meeting||Room 109, Harlow Building, Arsenal Street, Augusta, Maine (East Side Augusta Campus)||Agenda for 12-4-2018|
For more information, please contact:
Bureau of Parks and Lands
22 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0022
For more information visit the USFS Northeastern Area Forest Legacy program