Rocky Fork Forest Conservation Project

$8,000,000

Posted on March 26, 2010

Funding would allow the Cherokee National Forest to purchase property known as Rocky Fork Tract (an approximately 10,000-acre tract of land adjacent to existing national forest) which is one of the largest remaining tracts of pristine wilderness in the eastern United States. This project was requested by the president in his Fiscal Year 2011 budget and is the U.S. Forest Service’s highest-ranked land acquisition project.