Municipal Land Acquisition for Community Forests – NY Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced more than $956,000 in awards to four towns in western and central New York and Long Island to establish community forests. Protecting forests from potential development and establishing new forested areas helps preserve biodiversity and safeguard the ecosystem benefits forests provide, such as storm water mitigation, temperature regulation, carbon sequestration, and climate resiliency. In addition, community forests bring community benefits by creating new opportunities for public access and recreation.

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