WWF&C and Food Solutions New England (FSNE) have formed a joint regional policy program for New England to address climate change, biodiversity loss, and their mounting threats to human wellbeing and a healthy planet. Together, we are seeking a Policy Program Co-Director to advance our regional policy program centered on an integrated approach to conserving forests, farmland, and water while democratically transitioning forestry, farming, food, and fishery systems toward greater sustainability and resilience.
A 2022 report from Highstead in Redding, CT, explores how New England’s forests are important climate solutions and explores five pathways to increase forests’ impact. New England’s forests are an underrated asset in the fight against climate change, already sequestering the equivalent of 14 percent of carbon emissions across the six states and capable of much more. Through five complementary strategies, forests could sequester 21 percent of carbon emissions while also enhancing critical co-benefits such as cleaner air and water, greater recreational opportunities, and jobs.
Looking for an opportunity to gain real-world conservation experience? Highstead Foundation is currently recruiting for
paid, remote Conservation Interns for the fall 2022 Semester. Applications must be submitted by July 18, 2022.
Created by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, this portal website compiles land conservation information sources and tools developed by a variety of organizations that are available to guide the decision making of Massachusetts practitioners.
The big conservation issues of our day require collaborations designed for unique systemic challenges, connecting people to the land and natural resources on which they rely. What natural resource do we rely on more than anything? Clean drinking water. This is the story of how Sebago Clean Waters, a watershed at risk, the people and organizations that came together to protect it, and the ways in which they are slowly but surely gaining support from both downstream and watershed communities to bring a holistic approach to fruition.
For over four decades, the rainbow Pride flag has been a symbol of hope and support for the LGBTQIA+ community. Mass Audubon is flying a newer version of the flag, the Progress Pride flag, to celebrate Pride Month at its wildlife sanctuaries. Learn more about the flag, what it means to Mass Audubon, and more ways to celebrate Pride outdoors.