The project seeks to protect more than 3,000 acres in Haskill Basin near Whitefish
The proposed protection of land and water in Whitefish’s Haskill Basin has been ranked as the top priority for the U.S. Forest Service’s working forest conservation project.
The Forest Service ranks such projects for funding through its Forest Legacy Program, which awards grants to states to purchase permanent conservation easements and other property interests that protect forest land resources.
With its No. 1 spot, the Haskill Basin Watershed Project is slated to receive $7 million in Legacy Project funding.