The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC (Molpus) has permanently conserved 95 acres of forest in north Idaho. The property, located near Hall Mountain in the Kootenai Valley, was placed under a working forest conservation easement in January of this year. Conservation easements are voluntary and legally binding agreements that compensate landowners for limiting certain uses, such as development and subdivision, while still retaining private ownership.
This nationally ranked project was federally funded in part through the Forest Legacy Program.
“The Forest Legacy Program is a partnership with the State, landowners, and other partners to protect forests that are at risk of conversion to other non-forestry uses,” said Bob Lyle, President of Molpus. “It ensures that working forests continue as such, while at the same time protecting water quality, providing wildlife habitat, and offering opportunities for recreation and other public benefits.”