Cherokee Forest grows by 1,278 acres

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Cherokee National Forest has acquired 1,278 additional acres in Unicoi County from the Conservation Fund for $5 million.

The fund, a nonprofit organization, is holding the land until money is available to make more transfers possible. The U.S. Forest Service made the purchase.

According to The Greeneville Sun, The Conservation Fund has a lease agreement with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to manage the property.

The national forest encompasses 640,000 acres stretching from Bristol to Chattanooga.

Information from: The Greeneville Sun,

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