60 groups urge Congress to act: New policy agenda to conserve New England’s forests

In a report released on September 7, 2011, 60 organizations urged lawmakers to help meet New England’s economic challenges by investing in the region’s forests. In the report, they outline six critical federal policy opportunities to conserve forest resources and the environmental infrastructure they provide.

Download the report as a .pdf: A Policy Agenda for Conserving New England’s Forests

The report urges Congress to:

  • Fund private working forestland
  • Conserve large New England landscapes
  • Connect forests and communities for public benefit and recreation  
  • Protect special places by adding to public lands
  • Provide financial incentives to forest landowners
  • Direct policy attention to thermal wood biomass programs