T.L.L. Temple Foundation, International Paper And The Conservation Fund Announce Landmark Forest Conservation Effort To Protect More Than 19,000 Acres In East Texas
December 22, 2013
Forestland along the Neches River. Photo by Jay Brittain.
Deal preserves iconic Boggy Slough forest, wildlife habitat and 18 miles of Neches River frontage
LUFKIN, Texas — In a landmark deal for forest conservation, T.L.L. Temple Foundation, International Paper and The Conservation Fund announced today the completion of an effort to protect more than 19,000 acres of hardwood forest and wetlands in East Texas, known as Boggy Slough. The T.L.L. Temple Foundation purchased the property in fee from International Paper and agreed to donate a conservation easement over the entire property to The Conservation Fund. Located west of Lufkin, Boggy Slough contains some of the oldest and most ecologically significant hardwood forest habitat in East Texas and spans 18 miles of river frontage along the Neches River. The former Temple-Inland property includes 4,500 acres of riverside forestland that has remained virtually untouched for decades.
- See more at: http://www.conservationfund.org/press-releases/t-l-l-temple-foundation-international-paper-and-the-conservation-fund-announce-landmark-forest-conservation-effort-to-protect-more-than-19000-acres-in-east-texas/#sthash.H8jGqHln.dpuf