18 Jul 2019 The Nature Conservancy Acquires 253,000 Acres of Working Forest Land

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) today announced that the TNC-managed Cumberland Forest Project has acquired 253,000 acres of working forest land in the Central Appalachian coalfields of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. The project represents one of the largest and most innovative land conservation and ecological restoration efforts ever pursued by TNC in the Eastern United States, as it uses private investment and impact capital to conserve iconic American landscapes and demonstrate the economic and ecological benefits of sustainable forest management.

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