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  1. Sustaining Ecosystem Servicesin the United States Tom Tidwell Chief, U.S. Forest Service WFW, Rome, Italy June 23, 2014

  2. Ecosystem services from U.S. national forests and grasslands

  3. Urban and community forests http://www.itreetools.org/

  4. Protecting ecosystem services Safe harbor agreement signed in Texas to protect the endangered Houston toad. Photo: Alisa Shull, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Photo: Rachel Rommel, Houston Zoo

  5. Forests to faucets: Denver

  6. 13 Mile Woods Community Forest • 2,900 hectares of working forests, prime wildlife habitat, and scenic views near Errol, New Hampshire. • Goals: Keep working forests and critical habitat and boost local economy through forestry and outdoor recreation. Photo: Jerry Monkman Source: http://www.tpl.org/sites/default/files/Summary-Economic-and-Community-Benefits-NH-community-forest.pdf

  7. Funding for 13 Mile Woods Trust for Public Land (nongovernmental organization) loan $ 300,000 Forest Legacy Program (U.S. Forest Service) $1,640,000 Land & Community Heritage Investment Program (state of New Hampshire) $ 350,000 First Colebrook Bank investment in new markets tax credits$ 711,128 First Colebrook Bank loan $ 1,381,872

  8. Project successes • $3.7 million in timber sales • Direct: 2 local jobs in forestry/logging • Indirect: up to 12 jobs in other forest sectors • 50% of loans repaid within 7 years • $100,000 in annual net income • Annual visitor spending: > $2.2 million in snowmobiling, fishing, and hunting • Recreational activities support more than 20 jobs Photo: Jerry Monkman Source: http://www.tpl.org/sites/default/files/Summary-Economic-and-Community-Benefits-NH-community-forest.pdf

  9. Lessons Learned • Expert outside support from nongovernmental organizations in raising funds • Leveraging of different funding sources • Community ownership: benefits tied tocommunity priorities • Active community engagement and leadership from the community • Permanent forest protection through a conservation easement • Time, timing, and patience

  10. Caring for the land and serving people Healthy, resilient, productive forest ecosystems