Achieving the vision will require a doubling in the current rate of conservation. Can you see W&W at work in your community?
A growing number of individuals and organizations are mobilized to make the Wildlands and Woodlands vision a reality where they live and work. Here are some ways for new groups and individuals to take action over the next five years.
- Landowners and Citizens
- State and Local Governments
- Federal Government
- Non-governmental Organizations
Here are some ideas for individual action right now:
- Download the Wildlands and Woodlands vision and share your thoughts with your family and friends.
- Take a look at our state-by-state list of conservation resources.
- Ask your club, association, organization, school, company or faith institution if they care about New England's forests and all the clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat, and economic opportunities they provide. If they answer yes, ask that they become a W&W Partner (and then tell us when they do!)
- Learn more about your choices as a woodland owner (PDF). Learn how to manage your land and know your options for protecting it from development. Consider hiring a private licensed consulting forester or other natural resource professional for advice.
- Designate land as Wildlands or Woodlands and contribute to the Stewardship Science initiative.
- Begin a discussion with your town or city conservation agency about how to conserve more land and trees.
- Convene land conservation colleagues in your region to explore options for how to increase the pace of conservation. Find out if there is a Regional Conservation Partnership, or Woodland Council, in your area. If there is, join it, and if not, work to establish one.
Contact us for more information about the people in your area that are involved in W&W initiatives.