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1 Utilizing Idaho’s Natural Resources COMMUNITY FOREST TRUST

2 Wildfire Forest Health Roads Schools Jobs COMMUNITY FOREST TRUST

3 The Solution is Utilizing Natural Resources Revenues Funding Shortfalls COMMUNITY FOREST TRUST

4 Revenue Sharing Payment in Lieu of Taxes Secure Rural Schools & Community Self Determination Act 2010 Headwaters Economics Whitepaper

5 COMMUNITY FOREST TRUST COMMUNITY FOREST TRUST PILOT PROGRAM Local Control 200,000 acres of Federal Timberlands in Idaho Managed by Idaho Department of Lands Proceeds to offset 10% of Timber Receipts currently funded through SRS Payments

6 COMMUNITY FOREST TRUST 194,000 acres of Southern Idaho Timberlands, managed by Boise Cascade, yielded an annual sustainable harvest of over 30 Million board feet 3.7 Million to 4.5 Million Dollars annually

7 COMMUNITY FOREST TRUST Pilot Program encompasses 1% of the 20 Million acres of Federal Timberlands in Idaho 10%, or less than 2 Million acres of Federal Timberlands in Idaho, will more than offset current SRS Payments

8 COMMUNITY FOREST TRUST CONSEQUENCES OF MANAGED FORESTS Healthy Trees Clean Water Air Quality Wildlife Fish Habitat Recreation Homes Jobs

9 COMMUNITY FOREST TRUST IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF LANDS IDAHO COUNTIES USDA FOREST SERVICE ~ Planning A Better Future For Idaho ~ Gordon L. Cruickshank Valley County Commissioner

10 Is Anything Better Today in Your County?  Catastrophic Fire  Flooding & Mudslides  Unemployment  Roads  Schools  Overharvest & Dismantling of Private Timberlands  Recreation as Salvation


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