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Agency:    Department of Agriculture
Bureau:    Forest Service
Account:    Forest and rangeland research (12-1104)
Certifying Official:    Supervisory Budget Analyst
Contact Information:    http://WWW.USDA.GOV   202-720-4623
Bent Creek Cumberland Silviculture, NC

1 recipient will receive $296,000. This is a continuing earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Code: NA
Description: Pressure from urbanization and loss of forest products markets is pushing the Cumberland Plateau into a period of rapid transition. The forests of the Cumberland Highlands (northern Alabama, central Tennessee, and central Kentucky) are in rapid transition and are under extreme pressure due to urbanization. These lands, traditionally held by forest industry, are being sold due to the declining available markets for forest products caused by relocation of forest products industry to other countries. The Southern Forest Resource Assessment identified the Cumberland Plateau as an area that is anticipated to experience significant change over the next 40 years due to these trends. More research is needed to understand the consequences of these changes on water quality, wildlife habitat, and the quality of life of the residents in Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Past timber harvesting practices in this sub-region have adversely affected forest resources due to excessive high grading. A strong silviculture research program provides the foundation for significant, long-term improvements in this resource.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Citizens of Cumberland Highlands $296 NA Other (Multiple Communities)
Multiple Communities, TN
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: H. Rept. 108-792
Location: Pp. 1066-1067
Method: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
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Citation Comment: NA

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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