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Stimson Lumber Co. has struck a deal for a conservation easement on 27,289 acres of timberland it owns southeast of Libby, Mt.
The easement, held by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, bans development, protects wildlife habitat and landscape connectivity, and provides public access and recreational opportunities on the property. In return, Stimson retains ownership of the land and is permitted to sustainably manage it for timber.
The easement—a collaborative effort between Stimson, FWP and The Trust for Public Lands—concludes the second phase of the Kootenai Forestlands Conservation Project.
“Stimson Lumber Co. strongly supports working forestlands which provide quality recreational opportunities, excellent fish and wildlife habitat and a healthy environment,” said CEO Andrew Miller.