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TPL’s “Montana Great Outdoors” Project Ranks #1 in Forest Legacy Program

     The Trust for Public Land has made conservation of northwest Montana forestlands an organizational priority, and TPL’s ongoing success within that priority is reflected by a  number one ranking in the FY22 Forest Legacy Program.

     From a TPL eNewsletter: The U.S. Forest Service Fiscal Year 22 Forest Legacy Program (FLP) recently ranked the Montana Great Outdoors Project in Northwest Montana #1 in the country. The ranking grants the project $20 million by the FLP, and we’re raising an additional $10 million from the Montana state government and private sources to complete the $30 million deal to preserve the land. This project will protect 115,000 acres of critical wildlife habitat, prime fisheries, and highly productive timberland. 

     Congressional project lists generated within the FY22 Land and Water Conservation Fund and Forest Legacy program indicate several other Montana conservation projects have the potential to be funded through FY22 program allocations, but some of that funding is currently uncertain. MALT will provide additional FY22 project information when appropriate.

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