The Staying Connected Initiative (SCI) seeks to conserve, restore, and enhance landscape connectivity across the Northern Appalachian/Acadian region of the U.S. and Canada for the benefit of nature and people. Sustaining connectivity safeguards native wildlife and plants from the impacts of habitat fragmentation and climate change, and supports human activities and values that are tied to the forested landscape.
The Thames River Basin Partnership, located in Connecticut and Massachusetts, protects 1)the region's agricultural and natural areas being threatened by land use changes, 2)ground and surface water quantity and quality being threatened and degraded by contamination, 3)the region's biodiversity, and works to improve the coastal zone resource conditions.
The Massachusetts Coastal Pine Barrens Partnership mission is to bring about broad recognition of the unique qualities and intrinsic value of the Massachusetts Coastal Pine Barrens; to ensure the protection of its most endearing cultural and environmental attributes and its amazing diversity of plants and animals; and to continually celebrate the Pine Barrens’ important contributions to our quality of life, to the landscape’s resiliency, and to the Barrens’ enduring appeal to residents and visitors alike.
The Quiet Corner Initiative (QCI) is the outreach and engagement arm of the Yale Forests and was created to improve the capacity for sustainable land management and stewardship in northeastern Connecticut. QCI’s programming focuses on three main topic areas: the promotion of sound forestland management, the development of renewable energy, and the expansion of small-scale agriculture
The Resilient Taunton Watershed Network (RTWN) overarching goal is to promote the resiliency of the Taunton Watershed of Massachusetts in the face of climate change and development, considering ecological outcomes as well as economic, social, and environmental justice issues.
Downeast Conservation Network works in Maine's Washington and Hancock Counties to promote the mutual well-being of human and natural communities; making connections between conservation, research, education, and individuals. They identify areas of research important to the region’s climate resilience, biodiversity, and economic well-being, and provide research resources to better understand the region