Middle Tennessee project draws federal funding - WSMV News 4

Middle Tennessee project draws federal funding

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WINCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) - A project in Middle Tennessee is among those receiving $14 million in federal funding.

The U.S. Forest Service will award the money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for seven Forest Legacy Program projects.

In Tennessee, $1.87 million is going to the Carter Mountain Working Forest Conservation Easement. The U.S. Agriculture Department says the project will protect 4,800 acres of prime developable forest land.

According to a news release, the property includes diverse and highly productive forests, more than 10 miles of scenic bluff views, two federally endangered species, 10 vernal pool wetlands and more than 10 miles of headwater streams.

The conservation fund uses no taxpayer dollars but uses earnings from offshore oil and gas leasing for the conservation of important lands, waters and historical sites.

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