The Northeast Forest Network (NFN), originally known as the New England Forest Policy Group, is a growing coalition of more than two dozen conservationists and advocates across New England and New York dedicated to furthering forest conservation. 

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NFN works to galvanize people and organizations around the message that protecting forests from development and managing them well are imperative to mitigating the impacts of climate change in the Northeast while protecting clean water and air, enhancing human health, sustaining nature and natural systems, and building more resilient economies and communities. 

A Vision for Forests and Communities

NFN’s vision is for permanently protected, climate resilient, and well-managed forests that connect and sustain all communities throughout the Northeast—urban, suburban, and rural. To realize this vision, the network develops communication tools, engages diverse partners, and provides scientific support to decision-makers advocating for the protection and stewardship of forested land across the region. 

NFN’s vision is for permanently protected, climate resilient, and well-managed forests that connect and sustain all communities throughout the Northeast—urban, suburban, and rural.

While our ultimate goal is to see policy changes that reflect the value of forests on the local, state, and federal levels, our focus is on creating a network of like-minded individuals and organizations that have shared goals and shared messaging that they are empowered to advance through their existing networks.

If you are interested in joining the Northeast Forest Network and in participating in our upcoming messaging campaign, please contact the group’s coordinator, Highstead Senior Conservationist Bill Labich at blabich@highstead.net

Stand Up for Forests

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In 2020 and 2021, the Northeast Forest Network created #StandUpforForests, a shared messaging campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of forests, including healthy people, strong economies, clean air and water, and a healthy climate. Campaign assets are available free of charge and can be used anytime.