Register Now for the 2014 RCP Network Gathering!

This year’s annual conference on collaborative conservation in the New England and New York region will be held Thursday, November 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, NH. The 2014 RCP Network Gathering will bring together over 100 conservation professionals from across the region to connect, inform, and advance regional conservation partnerships (RCPs). 

Hudson to Housatonic Initiative Helps Landowners Conserve Water Supplies & Wildlife Habitat

The 2010 Wildlands and Woodlands report brought attention to the fact that New England had begun to lose forested land on a net annual basis, threatening the clean air and water, and natural habitats that sustain us all. A new inter-state collaboration is working to reverse that trend by engaging landowners identified as pivotal in the battle to protect imperiled streams, drinking water reservoirs, and plant and wildlife habitat.

Forests and Farms of the Future: Two New Reports Help Shape a Sustainable New England

From our magnificent stretches of forests to our fertile, rolling farmlands, the story of New England is inseparable from the story of the land. For centuries, New Englanders have been deeply reliant on the natural landscape to sustain us. Although recent economic and development trends threaten to change this vital bond, two compelling new reports argue that we could produce 50 percent our own food and double our own wood production, boosting local economies and conserving the many climate, water, wildlife, recreation, and cultural benefits these lands provide.

87 Groups Deliver Testimony on Behalf of New England’s Forests

In a testimony given in May to a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, 87 conservation, forestry, and recreation organizations urged lawmakers to invest in the health of New England’s forests. The organizations and businesses, joining together in the informal collaborative, the New England Forest Policy Group, requested full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million and called for robust funding for a number programs particularly vital for the long-term health of our region’s natural resources and human communities.

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