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Forest Legacy gains over 5,000 acres
November 26, 2017
The Idaho State Land Board unanimously approved the purchase of conservation easements on eight parcels of land in Boundary County under the Forest Legacy program, allowing the properties remain as working forest under private ownership while guaranteeing public access for recreation and stopping development that would convert the land to nonforest uses.

The parcels, in the McArthur Lake and Hall Mountain areas, comprise over 5,000 acres.

Boundary County Commissioners, the Bonners Ferry City Council, the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, several lumber companies, Panhandle National Forests and numerous other groups and organizations submitted letters of support for these proposals.
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