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Conservation deal protects vast area of Cumberlands

[Tennessee] The 8,000-acre tract near the northwest boundary of Frozen Head State Natural Area at the headwaters of the Emory River is included in the largest conservation effort ever undertaken by the state of Tennessee . As proposed by Gov. Phil Bredesen, the project would protect almost 124,000 acres of forestland valued at nearly $150 million in the Cumberland Mountains of Scott, Campbell, Anderson and Morgan counties. Partnering with the state in the project is the Nature Conservancy, which plans to invest $11 million, and the Lyme Timber Company, a forestland investment firm based in New Hampshire that specializes in properties with unique conservation values.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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