The Enviva Forest Conservation Fund announced its four 2016 grant recipients, including two groups in North Carolina. The fund is a $5 million, 10-year program designed to protect tens od thousands of acres of bottomland forests in North Carolina and southeast Virginia. It primarily focuses on about 35 North Carolina and Virginia counties that include 6 million acres of forests.
Enviva announced Thursday that it will create a $5 million, 10-year program aimed at conserving bottomland forests in North Carolina and Virginia. "With the launch of the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund, Enviva will work with leading conservation organizations to identify areas of special concern and provide grants to permanently conserve thousands of acres of this forestland," John Keppler, chairman and CEO of Enviva, said in a prepared statement.