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.

New Scholarship Available for Conservation Finance Workshop

The RCP Network is now offering two $1,500 scholarship grants to New England RCPs to attend a five-day Conservation Finance Boot Camp June 1 – 5. 

The workshop will be hosted by the Conservation Finance Network and held at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The program offers intensive leadership training on the most innovative and diverse forms of conservation finance. RCP coordinators, development committee chair, and other RCP leaders would all benefit from this training experience. 

Bill Labich to Talk About Collaborative Conservation at MA Forum

Bill Labich, Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Network Coordinator, is scheduled to deliver a keynote presentation at the second annual Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Conservation Forum Feb. 6. 

Labich will offer tips and steps for creating effective, enduring partnerships that could drive collaborative conservation throughout the southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Ecoregion. 

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