WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has transferred approximately 1,000 acres of undeveloped land in Cannon County, Tenn., to the state of Tennessee.
Department officials said Wednesday the move was done as a result of the conviction of two people for marijuana distribution and the land was subsequently forfeited to the United States.
The site, on Short Mountain in Woodbury, is described as a critical habitat for plant and animal species and contains the headwaters for three Tennessee watersheds. The land will be open to the public for small game hunting, hiking and wildlife viewing. It will be managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
The transfer was made under a law allowing the Justice Department to convey forfeited property to states for public use for recreation or conservation purposes.
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