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 Rensselaer Plateau Working Forest Initiative in New York provides support to landowners who want to manage or conserve their forests and woodlands. Their goal is to increase access to technical and financial assistance that supports landowners and their property rights.
The Berkshire Wildlife Linkage Partnership works to protect and conserve the forested habitat corridor of the Berkshire and Taconic Highlands of Western Massachusetts, which links the Green Mountains in Vermont to the Hudson Highlands in New York and beyond.
The Berkshire-Taconic Regional Conservation Partnership envisions a region in which the fabric of the natural and scenic landscape, including the region’s forests, farms, rivers, and wetlands, remains intact and functional, supporting and interdependent with local and regional economies and high quality of life. The organization spans the Taconic Mountain region through Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Vermont.
The H2H partner network advances the pace and practice of regional land protection and stewardship from the Hudson River in New York to the Housatonic River in Connecticut by collaborating across boundaries to enhance the connection between people and nature.