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The 2016 RCP Network Gathering was held Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, NH. Click here to view the agenda.
Mary Buchanan, Highstead conservation associate and 2014 Connecticut College graduate, was recently highlighted by her alma mater for her work on a new conservation funding report.
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).
Highstead and the Wildlands and Woodlands team are pleased to announce the hiring of a new Senior Conservationist, Spencer Meyer. His work will focus on developing conservation finance strategies to advance New England forest conservation.
Submissions for the second round of the Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Innovation Grant Program are due February 20 by 6 p.m. 
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 Jessie B. Cox Trust announced the second round of grants for its Donated Land and Easement Grant Program.
Members of the Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Network in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine can now apply for a new grant to help with conservation planning. 
The Jessie B. Cox Trust announced the first round of grants for the Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Innovation Fund, as well as deadlines for the next round of funding. 
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.

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