May 30, 2015 10:00 AM

NH awarded federal grant to conserve forests

The Associated Press

HEBRON — The state of N.H. has won a $3.8 million federal grant to fund a major conservation deal near Cardigan Mountain.

The Forest Legacy Grant program provided the money for a conservation easement in forests near the mountain.

A total of 5,100 acres will still be harvested for timber in the towns north of Newfound Lake, but they can no longer be developed.

Green Acre Woodlands can still log the area, but the state will be able to monitor the forestry and make sure it's sustainable.

Officials with the Division of Forests and Lands say the grant program is meant to help maintain forests that produce timber. The landowner says it plans to purchase 1,500 more acres for use as working forests.


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