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  • More Than Trees to a Forest - New England Forestry Foundation
    Hunting FAQs Hunting on Our Land Support our Work Donate Leave a Legacy Volunteer Events Resources The Place You Call Home Massachusetts Forest Scenarios Study News Room Publications For Landowners General Resources Connecticut landowners Maine landowners Massachusetts landowners New Hampshire landowners Vermont landowners For Foresters For Land Trusts Land Trust Toolkit 1 0 Hawley FAQs Blog Into the Woods The Deep Woods Into the Woods The Deep Woods More Than Trees to a Forest Details Created 16 December 2015 View Comments It is a misty morning and the green trees of Prouty Woods provide a vivid backdrop for the Littleton Community Farm Four figures thread their way through rows upon rows of fresh vegetables herbs and flowers bending to harvest this week s crop By nine o clock large bins filled with juicy heirloom tomatoes purple eggplants succulent basil massive cucumbers and squash bright sunflowers and a variety of peppers are loaded into a cart A worker plucks a bright red tomato takes a bite and offers an exclamation of satisfaction One of the workers walks with a bounce in her step as she brings the cart across the road to the tent where shareholders pick up the freshly picked

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/blog/into-the-woods/200-more-than-trees-to-a-forest (2016-02-18)
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  • 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating - New England Forestry Foundation
    For Land Trusts Land Trust Toolkit 1 0 Hawley FAQs Blog Into the Woods The Deep Woods Into the Woods The Deep Woods 4 Star Charity Navigator Rating Details Created 09 November 2015 View Comments NEW ENGLAND FORESTRY FOUNDATION EARNS COVETED 4 STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR Littleton August 27 2015 New England Forestry Foundation s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator America s largest independent charity evaluator This is the first time that New England Forestry Foundation has earned this top distinction Since 2002 using objective data driven analysis Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4 star rating In 2011 Charity Navigator added 17 metrics focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness to its ratings methodology These Accountability Transparency metrics which account for 50 percent of a charity s overall rating reveal which charities have best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders New England Forestry Foundation s coveted 4 star rating puts it in a very select group of high performing charities according to Tim Gamory COO of Charity Navigator Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates only one out of four earns 4 stars a rating that demands rigor responsibility and commitment to openness NEFF s supporters should feel confident that their hard earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating It s important our donors trust that we re using our funding wisely to protect New England s forests for future generations said NEFF s executive director Bob Perschel Our 4 star rating demonstrates to our

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  • Fall Photography Contest - New England Forestry Foundation
    Easement Monitoring Conservation FAQs Forestry Our Process Current Harvests Wharton Plantation harvest Allen Whitney Memorial Forest Harvest Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest Harvest Nadeau Forest harvest Sortwell Memorial Forest harvest Forestry FAQs Education Volunteer Form Our Initiatives Path to Sustainability Heart of New England Conservation Highlights Pingree Forest Partnership Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership Quabbin to Cardigan Partnership Special Programs Explore our Woods Explore our Forests Recreation Guidelines Harvest Walks Safety in our Woods Volunteer Hunting FAQs Hunting on Our Land Support our Work Donate Leave a Legacy Volunteer Events Resources The Place You Call Home Massachusetts Forest Scenarios Study News Room Publications For Landowners General Resources Connecticut landowners Maine landowners Massachusetts landowners New Hampshire landowners Vermont landowners For Foresters For Land Trusts Land Trust Toolkit 1 0 Hawley FAQs Blog Into the Woods The Deep Woods Into the Woods The Deep Woods Fall Photography Contest Details Created 25 September 2015 View Comments Photographs have the power to inspire New England Forestry Foundation invites you to share your photographs of New England s forests to help us conserve forests for future generations Capture images of people wildlife and landscapes in New England s 33 million acres of forestland and share them with

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/blog/into-the-woods/195-fall-photography-contest (2016-02-18)
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  • Climate Week Event: The Benefits of Building with Wood - New England Forestry Foundation
    Woods Explore our Forests Recreation Guidelines Harvest Walks Safety in our Woods Volunteer Hunting FAQs Hunting on Our Land Support our Work Donate Leave a Legacy Volunteer Events Resources The Place You Call Home Massachusetts Forest Scenarios Study News Room Publications For Landowners General Resources Connecticut landowners Maine landowners Massachusetts landowners New Hampshire landowners Vermont landowners For Foresters For Land Trusts Land Trust Toolkit 1 0 Hawley FAQs Blog Into the Woods The Deep Woods Into the Woods The Deep Woods Climate Week Event The Benefits of Building with Wood Details Created 15 September 2015 View Comments Tall Wood in the City New York City September 15 2015 On the opening night of Climate Week panelists at the Sustainable Development Benefits of Building with Wood event will look to our nation s forests for innovative climate solutions Organized by New England Forestry Foundation the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry at the Yale School of Forestry Environmental Studies and Sustainability Practice Network the panel will consider how wood construction could play a revolutionary part in reducing the extent of future climate change The panel is part of a global conversation examining the role of trees in climate policy describes Robert Perschel Executive Director of New England Forestry Foundation We are gathering leaders in architecture engineering and forestry to raise awareness of the benefits and potential for using wood in commercial buildings The panel is part of Climate Week which has encouraged climate change discussions awareness and action over the past seven years Community groups universities NGOs and companies from around the world will host over 140 events from September 21 28 across New York City Topics are surprising and diverse ranging from farming practices to city planning At the Benefits of Building with Wood event one of the panelists architect Michael

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/blog/into-the-woods/194-tall-wood-in-the-city (2016-02-18)
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  • It's Time for a Summer Photo Contest! - New England Forestry Foundation
    Initiatives Path to Sustainability Heart of New England Conservation Highlights Pingree Forest Partnership Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership Quabbin to Cardigan Partnership Special Programs Explore our Woods Explore our Forests Recreation Guidelines Harvest Walks Safety in our Woods Volunteer Hunting FAQs Hunting on Our Land Support our Work Donate Leave a Legacy Volunteer Events Resources The Place You Call Home Massachusetts Forest Scenarios Study News Room Publications For Landowners General Resources Connecticut landowners Maine landowners Massachusetts landowners New Hampshire landowners Vermont landowners For Foresters For Land Trusts Land Trust Toolkit 1 0 Hawley FAQs Blog Into the Woods The Deep Woods Into the Woods The Deep Woods It s Time for a Summer Photo Contest Details Created 20 July 2015 View Comments The sun is shining toads are calling and fish are biting The summer is in full swing and there is no better time to visit one of NEFF s community forests As you explore share your forest with others by entering the Summer Photo Contest The contest opens today and will close on August 30 th at 11 00 pm We are looking for photographs of wildlife natural landscapes and people in nature NEFF staff will post the finalists to Facebook where you our fans can vote for the best photo As a grand prize the winner will receive a New England Forestry Foundation fleece vest Submission Guidelines Email your photographs to with the subject line Summer Photo Contest Include your name the year the photo was taken and the name of the forest We look forward to seeing your submissions By submitting your photo as described above you give New England Forestry Foundation a non exclusive right to post your photo to social media and to use the photo indefinitely for non commercial purposes such as in NEFF

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  • Memories of Gaylord Nelson - New England Forestry Foundation
    Deep Woods Into the Woods The Deep Woods Memories of Gaylord Nelson Details Created 22 April 2015 View Comments By Bob Perschel I was at the first Earth Day and at one time included Earth Day Founder Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson as one of my friends and colleagues In the 1990 s while I was Northeast Regional Director for The Wilderness Society Gaylord was a staff member and held court in a TWS office in Washington DC Gaylord was particularly interested in population growth and the ethical side of the conservation equation When I became The Wilderness Society s Director of Land Ethics Gaylord helped me plot out a strategy for the program and offered advice on The Land Ethic Toolbox which we published in 2002 One of our most cherished family tales involves the day Senator Nelson came to our house in Worcester to catch a bit of rest between Earth Day speaking engagements I was involved in escorting the Senator to various sites around town and we headed home for a few hours of down time before the evening reception I made sure that Gaylord was comfortable in our upstairs guest bedroom and retreated downstairs to allow him to take a nap It was a beautiful spring day and I was out in the yard when my son Jordan suddenly appeared out of nowhere with two of his six year old cohorts They were half naked and brandished play swords and other forms of makeshift weaponry All I heard was Is he here yet before they charged into the house and up the stairs By the time I arrived upstairs at the door to the guest bedroom they were all standing on chairs by the bed peering down at the Senator and waving their swords and other implements

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/blog/into-the-woods/182-memories-of-gaylord-nelson (2016-02-18)
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  • Spring Photo Contest: UPDATED! - New England Forestry Foundation
    Massachusetts Forest Scenarios Study News Room Publications For Landowners General Resources Connecticut landowners Maine landowners Massachusetts landowners New Hampshire landowners Vermont landowners For Foresters For Land Trusts Land Trust Toolkit 1 0 Hawley FAQs Blog Into the Woods The Deep Woods Into the Woods The Deep Woods Spring Photo Contest UPDATED Details Created 15 April 2015 View Comments After the successes of our Fall and Winter Photo Contests New England Forestry Foundation is excited to announce our first ever SPRING Photo Contest We want to see your spring photographs from NEFF forests around New England Due to all of the amazing photos we ve been recieving and how late spring arrived in New England we have decided to extend our Spring Photo Contest until May 31st 2015 at 11pm to give everyone time to send in their spectacular photos You may submit as many spring photographs taken at our community forests as you would like just be sure to include your name which forest you took the photo at and the year when the photo was taken so if you have a favorite photo from years past we d still love to see it Photographs may be submitted on our Facebook page tagged on Twitter with NEForestry and NEFFphoto tagged on Instagram with NEForestry and NEFFphoto or they can be emailed to As photos are submitted we ll post them on social media for others to look at and appreciate Once all photos are submitted NEFF staff will select a group of finalists and these photos will be voted on by you our fans on Facebook the week after the contest ends The winner of the contest as chosen by Facebook likes will receive a New England Forestry Foundation fleece vest to keep warm in during all your outdoor adventures

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  • Into the Wood - New England Forestry Foundation
    officials and university leadership led to a 3 million contingency fund for the project being added to the state budget This erased cost concerns and allowed university officials to boldly build a demonstration case for wood Olver adds They are excited about doing something new using heavy timber for structural elements Cross Laminated Timber CLT for flooring and open construction so you can see how everything is done It will be the largest building of manufactured wood east of the Mississippi It could influence other projects at UMass where fifteen additional buildings are contemplated Probably half of them could be wood The 86 000 square foot building will be completed by early 2017 and house classrooms computer labs offices and a wood shop With a partial green roof and swales it will achieve a LEED Gold or possibly Platinum designation Based on United States Green Building Council standards for creating energy efficient and sustainable buildings We ll combine wood and concrete in new ways We ll hopefully incorporate local wood into the atrium truss and as a finishing material explains Clouston adding It is important to recognize related innovations construction methods bamboo and other bio based materials and computerized modeling and fabrication During construction portions of Urban Timber From Seed to City a Boston Society of Architects exhibit will be displayed Architect Yugon Kim founding partner of IKD Associate Director of TSKP Architects Boston and a co curator of the exhibit explains We know timber is a superior structural building material The carbon offset and sustainability benefits of wood which is a renewable resource make it an ever relevant and timely building material in the urban landscape Wood products are indeed carbon negative That is they store more than they emit and have the potential to reduce a building s carbon footprint In all major categories fossil energy resource use greenhouse gas emissions air pollution and water pollution wood has the least impact compared to steel or concrete It is becoming more difficult to obtain the raw materials needed to manufacture concrete and steel extractive mining further adds to deforestation Kim adds Designing the exhibit we wanted everyone to learn to work with and respect timber We met with four fabricators four engineers and four architects convincing them to donate their time and expertise They collaborated in an international competition for young designers using innovation in timber structures Great new partnerships resulted The students ended up with a built work for their portfolios I m working on other timber projects with the fabricators and a colleague from Nordic Structures and I are presenting together with Professor Clouston at a conference in the spring The exhibit illustrates the beneficial physiological and psychological aspects of wood Kim explains A cedar installation gives off a pleasant aroma and warms up the space In this modern age as humans go into more artificial environments we are more stressed But wood features lend a natural element and reduce stress Intuitively we know wood has this

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