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.
Bill Labich, Coordinator of the Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Network, was recognized for his collaborative conservation work throughout New England with the Eliot Wadsworth Litchfield Hills Greenprint Award Oct.
Wildlands and Woodlands, and associated regional conservation activities, were highlighted at the annual Land Trust Alliance Rally in Providence last month. 
This year’s annual conference on collaborative conservation in the New England and New York region will be held Thursday, November 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, NH. The 2014 RCP Network Gathering will bring together over 100 conservation professionals from across the region to connect, inform, and advance regional conservation partnerships (RCPs). 
The 2010 Wildlands and Woodlands report brought attention to the fact that New England had begun to lose forested land on a net annual basis, threatening the clean air and water, and natural habitats that sustain us all.
From our magnificent stretches of forests to our fertile, rolling farmlands, the story of New England is inseparable from the story of the land. For centuries, New Englanders have been deeply reliant on the natural landscape to sustain us.
In a September 2014 article in Smithsonian Magazine titled “Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife?” author Tony Hiss highlights the success of New England conservation, including the Wildlands and Woodlands vision and associated Regional Conservation Partnership (
The Practitioners’ Network for Large Landscape Conservation is holding a major conference on large landscape conservation October 23 – 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The two-day event will focus on knowledge-building and knowledge-sharing to address the challenges and opportunities of the future of large landscape conservation.