Academics for Land Protection in New England (ALPINE) is a network of academic institutions committed to increasing the pace of land protection in New England to address the region’s environmental challenges and to support nature and people. ALPINE seeks to expand the role that academic institutions play in conserving the New England landscape by sharing experiences and resources among faculty and staff, students, administrations, and alumni. 

The network’s shared belief is that academic communities can be a powerful force for positive environmental change locally and globally.

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Upcoming Events and News

October 11, Annual ALPINE Meeting and Charles H.W. Foster Award Ceremony — UMass Amherst


October 19, 2019, Careers in Conservation Conference — Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts


Land conservation podcast celebrates decades of work by University of Vermont faculty and administrators


  • To advance land conservation by articulating the compelling need, celebrating successes, and fostering an engaged sense of community and common purpose
  • To gather and build knowledge and information by sharing successful conservation practices and tools with other institutions
  • To promote research, mentorship, and teaching to advance the practice of land conservation
  • To bring students, alumni, administrators and faculty together across institutions, to share, collaborate, innovate, and learn

ALPINE engages the region’s academic resources — which include more than 220 colleges and universities in New England; 1.2 million students; 100,000 faculty; more than 130,000 acres of land; and a large alumni base with deep ties to the land — in advancing land conservation. Focusing and coordinating these remarkable resources will make a fundamental and enduring difference to the conservation future of New England.


We are a growing network eager to expand. We strive to get members from every college and university throughout New England. E-mail Marianne Jorgensen for more information about how you or your university can get involved, and sign-up for the ALPINE e-News!