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In 2007, The Conservation Fund along with the US Fish and Wildlife Service collaborated on a bottomland hardwood forest restoration on 776-acres along the Marais des Cygnes River.  The three primary goals of the project are to decrease the effects of climate change via carbon sequestration, restore Kansas’s bottomland hardwood forest ecosystem and create long-term community benefits in the form of recreational lands under the management of USFWS for hunting, fishing, wildlife photography, wildlife observation, environmental education and environmental interpretation. The planting consisted of nearly 250,000 native tree seedlings.  The project received a Gold rating be the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance in 2009. It is now time for a five-year review of the project and we need your thoughts and comments.  A draft report is available for review online.  Public comments for Restoring a Forest Legacy at the Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge will be accepted until March 2, 2014 at the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance website. http://www.climate-standards.org/2009/05/08/restoring-a-forest-legacy-at-marais-des-cygnes-national-wildlife-refuge/ 
You can also submit comments via the The Conservation Fund website: