It's important to note that this restoration project has paid for itself. The site is called a wetland mitigation bank, which means the TWRF receives credits for the wetlands that have been restored. These credits can be sold to offset or mitigate permanent wetland impacts somewhere else. (Say you build a road that results in losing 1 acre of wetlands...that means you must restore or re-create that lost acre somewhere else.) That means no money from license sales went into purchasing the property, which will eventually become a Wildlife Management Area and opened to the public.
To find out more about the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation and the many programs it's involved in, visit their website at https://www.twrf.net/.
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