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.  

92 Groups Deliver Testimony to House on Behalf of New England’s Forests

More than 90 conservation, recreation, and forest business interests delivered testimony to the House Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations urging investment in the health of New England’s forests. The testimony, delivered in March by the informal collaborative of organizations, the New England Forest Policy Group (NEFPG), requested full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million. It also called for robust funding for several programs vital to the long-term health of the natural resources that sustain our region.

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