Washington Forestry-Olympic Range Tree Farm (2005)

Clallam Bay, WA

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COMMUNITY IMPACT

NMTCs financing was necessary for a group of investors wanting to purchase 80,000 acres of forest land in the Olympic Peninsula to restore areas that had been over-harvested, and reverse environmental damage that had previously been done. The land is a source of long-term log and fiber supplies for 11 local mills who employed 2,000 people, and the project would create 50-75 additional full-time positions. The NMTC benefit also allowed for the sale of over 4,000 acres to the Makah Tribe at a significant discount so that the land could be permanently used as a bridge between tribal homelands. 3,200 acres were purchased for permanent conservation of pristine habitat.

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