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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 importance of working across state and town lines to identify land conservation opportunities was highlighted by Bob Eckenrode, president of Newtown Forest Association, in a presentation on the Fairfield County Regional Conservation Partnership (FCRCP) at the Connecticut Land Conservation Conference March 15.
The Changes to the Land report, led by W&W partner, Harvard Forest, is featured in the current issue of Saving Land magazine, a publication put out by the Land Trust Alliance.
The President’s Budget for FY 2015 was released March 4 with excellent news for conservation – full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which has funded critical land and water conservation projects for the past 50 years in New England and across the country.  The LWCF has been chronically shortchanged by Congressional budgets even though the program is authorized at $900 million per year from offshore oil and gas drilling revenues, not
Forest Guild 2014 National Meeting on Thursday-Saturday, June 19-21 in Burlington, VermontThis three-day national conference focuses on tools and strategies to help foresters adapt forests to the changing climate. The first day offers a full schedule of field workshops on silvicultural and management strategies. The next day, keynote speaker Dr.
In a time of dwindling federal budgets and ongoing Congressional paralysis, it is more important than ever for New England groups to work together to make sure conservation dollars continue to flow to our region.
In the first keynote presentation at a Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Network Gathering, Dr. Gary Tabor of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation encouraged practitioners to stay ahead of conservation challenges.
In 2013, W&W Partner Harvard Forest and the Smithsonian Institution have released a groundbreaking study called Changes to the Land: Four Scenarios for the Future of the Massachusetts Landscape indicating that recent trends in Massachusetts forest loss, if they continue on their present course, will undermine previous conservati
Elizabeth Harball, E&E reporterClimate Wire, December 11, 2013 A new Harvard study urges Massachusetts to optimize its forests’ ability to store carbon and maintain water quality as part of its future climate adaptation and mitigation goals.
Connecticut Forests Thrive Despite Pests, DevelopmentBY STEVE GRANT, Special to The Courant The Hartford Courant, October 5, 2013Photos of David R. Foster and Quabbin Valley do not appear in original article.It is the paradox of Connecticut forests.

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