ALPINE | Academics for Land Protection in New England Annual Meeting, 2017


ALPINE | Academics for Land Protection in New England
A Program of the Wildlands and Woodlands Initiative
Annual Meeting, Monday, January 16th, 2017,
University of Massachusetts Amherst 

Register NOW to reserve your spot!


Academics for Land Protection in New England (ALPINE) is a growing network of faculty, staff, administrators, students, and alumni that are committed to increasing the pace of land protection in New England, to address the region’s environmental challenges and to support both nature and people. The Wildlands and Woodlands Initiative, centered at Harvard University, helped to pave the way for the creation of ALPINE in collaboration with the Highstead Foundation and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in 2014. ALPINE was formed out of recognition of the remarkable history and potential future for the region’s academic institutions in catalyzing conservation in the region, nation, and entire world.

ALPINE’s shared belief is that academic communities have the potential and the moral obligation to be a powerful force for positive change both locally and globally. 

Through a series of presentations and facilitated dialogues on key topics, participants will engage in a wide range of sessions considering the challenges and opportunities ahead for engaging academics in land conservation initiatives, as well as the potential for partnerships with conservation practitioners in the New England region.  

Some of the key topics that the ALPINE Meeting plans to focus on include:

  • Academic collaboration with Regional Conservation Partnerships (RCPs)
  • Student internships in land conservation
  • Outreach to and leveraging of academic alumni
  • Ongoing education in land conservation for faculty, students, and staff

The ALPINE Steering Committee looks forward to your participation and any ideas that you may bring to the table, both as academics and conservation practitioners. The deadline for registration is January 9th, 2017. The registration link may be found here

Initial member schools of ALPINE include: Amherst College, Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Colby College, Colby-Sawyer College, College of the Atlantic, Connecticut College, Dartmouth College, Emerson College, Hampshire College, Harvard University, Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College, Schoodic Institute, Smith College, The Conway School, Tufts University, UMASS Amherst, University of Maine Orono, University of Southern Maine, University of Vermont, Vermont Law School, Wellesley College, Westfield State University, and Yale University. We actively welcome and encourage new member schools of all sizes, specialties, and levels, to join in ALPINE efforts.
Academics for Land Protection in New England (ALPINE) is a program of the Wildlands and Woodlands Initiative at Highstead, in collaboration with the Harvard Forest, Harvard University, Highstead, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. For more information on ALPINE or the January 2017 gathering at UMASS, please contact: