Louisiana Forest Legacy Program - Assessment of Need Amendment


In 2010, Louisiana amended its existing Forest Legacy “Assessment of Needs” by adding 2 new Forest Legacy Areas (FLAs) to the existing Legacy Area in the state. These new areas will be called the Northwestern Louisiana Forest Legacy Area and the Central Louisiana Forest Legacy Area (CENLA) Forest Legacy Area. The original AON for Louisiana has only one Legacy area in the southeastern corner of the state and this has restricted us in finding suitable tracts of land for consideration into the Forest Legacy Program. Additionally, this has hindered Louisiana from protecting, other important and significant natural resources within the state

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