More than 90 conservation, recreation, and forest business interests delivered testimony to the House Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations urging investment in the health of New England’s forests. The testimony, delivered in March by the informal collaborative of organizations, the New England Forest Policy Group (NEFPG), requested full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million.
The RCP Network is now offering two $1,500 scholarship grants to New England RCPs to attend a five-day Conservation Finance Boot Camp June 1 – 5. 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $10 million in funding for a proposal aimed at protecting the Long Island Sound watershed and its important natural resources. 
The $1M Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Innovation Fund, funded by the Jessie B. Cox Trust, is now accepting grant proposals.
Bill Labich, Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Network Coordinator, is scheduled to deliver a keynote presentation at the second annual Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Conservation Forum Feb. 6. Labich will offer tips and steps for creating effective, enduring partnerships that could drive collaborative conservation throughout the southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Ecoregion. 
A new book edited by Jim Levitt of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Harvard Forest, showcases the influence and strategic role played by academic institutions in conserving land, water, and wildlife habitat internationally. 
Approximately 150 conservation professionals from across New England and eastern New York met in New Hampshire to share strategies on how to advance collaborative conservation throughout the region.
Conservation leaders and policymakers met in Washington, D.C. in October to discuss large landscape conservation challenges and successes in North America. The National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation featured several workshops and a number of inspiring keynote speeches, including one by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.
Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) has conserved 4,800 acres of their 412,000-acre service region in Maine, and with the help of new collaborative partnerships and a conference, it plans to increase that number.