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.
Northeast Wilderness Trust purchased 1,400 acres in Russell, NY to establish Grasse River Wilderness Preserve, marking the most recent conservation success within the Algonquin-to-Adirondack wildlife corridor.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program has awarded $30 million to the New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) and its partners to help forest landowners implement climate-smart forest practices that also protect ecosystem health and biodiversity.
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.