Aerial view of the Great Western Checkerboards Project south of Cabin Creek, Washington with patches of cut forest interspersed with replanted forest in the Cascade Mountains. The Great Western Checkerboards Project preserves recreational access and helps

November 26, 2014

(ALL INTERNAL & LMITED EXTERNAL RIGHTS) October 2014. Aerial view of the Great Western Checkerboards Project south of Cabin Creek, Washington with patches of cut forest interspersed with replanted forest in the Cascade Mountains. The Great Western Checkerboards Project preserves recreational access and helps conserve the ecological integrity of 165,073 acres – 257 square miles – of forests, rivers and wildlife habitat in the Cascade Mountain Range of Washington and in the Blackfoot River Valley in Montana. This transaction with Plum Creek is one of the largest land acquisition projects ever undertaken by the Conservancy. Photo credit: © Benjamin Drummond for The Nature Conservancy

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