New England Forestry Foundation

New England’s forests are at the heart of the region’s way of life. Together, through land conservation and sustainable forestry, we can ensure future generations enjoy a beautiful, thriving New England.

Founded in 1944, NEFF pursues innovative programs to advance conservation and forestry throughout New England. In partnership with land owners, NEFF has conserved more than 1.1 million acres of forest, including one out of every three acres of forestland protected in New England since 1999.  Together, we:

Long Island Sound Partnership to Direct $3.25M to Forest Conservation Projects

A new $3.25 million program aimed at paying landowners to conserve and restore their wooded land for biodiversity and water protection is now accepting applications. The funding will come from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Healthy Forests Reserve Program and applications will be screened by the Long Island Sound Watershed Regional Conservation Partnership Program (LISW-RCPP).

RCP Handbook Released

A new handbook aimed at driving collaborative conservation in New England, New York, and beyond, has been released by Highstead and the RCP Network. The Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Handbook captures the experiences of RCPs to date and outlines 10 steps identified as important to RCP success.  

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