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.
The big conservation issues of our day require collaborations designed for unique systemic challenges, connecting people to the land and natural resources on which they rely. What natural resource do we rely on more than anything? Clean drinking water. This is the story of how Sebago Clean Waters, a watershed at risk, the people and organizations that came together to protect it, and the ways in which they are slowly but surely gaining support from both downstream and watershed communities to bring a holistic approach to fruition.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes more than $15 billion in specific funding for Tribal Governments and Entities. Programs funded by the law span several sectors, including transportation, water, resilience, energy, environment, and broadband.
On April 11, 2022, the Biden administration launched the $1 billion “America the Beautiful” Challenge, which will fund locally led ecosystem restoration and conservation projects throughout the United States.
With the introduction of two new pieces of federal legislation related to climate and conservation in the fall of 2021, Highstead’s Conservation Finance Team began providing background and insight on aspects of the legislation that were most relevant to conservation in the New England region.
Highstead and The Conservation Finance Network presented a 5-part series of webinars featuring panel discussions, case studies, and networking opportunities for participants to take a deep dive into tangible, innovative approaches to conservation funding and financing.
A 2-page summary of the report, Does Land Conservation Raise Property Taxes? Evidence from New England Cities and Towns. The report assesses the economic impacts of land conservation throughout New England municipalities and communities over 15 years.