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U.S. Endowment Approves Forests to Faucets Ecosystem Services Program in Charlottesville, Virginia

On Friday, the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Inc. approved the Virginia Department of Forestry’s proposal to pay landowners for ecosystem services in the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir. The three year program will establish a pilot system to provide annual payments to rural landowners to reduce sediment loss and increase watershed resilience. More details forthcoming.

Thanks to the Rivanna Conservation Society for the use of this image.

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