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  • NEFF Urges Maine's Governor to Release Funds for Vital Conservation Projects - New England Forestry Foundation
    Land Trusts Land Trust Toolkit 1 0 Hawley FAQs Blog Into the Woods The Deep Woods Into the Woods The Deep Woods NEFF Urges Maine s Governor to Release Funds for Vital Conservation Projects Details Created 31 March 2015 View Comments The recent news that Maine s Governor Paul LePage has again delayed release of funds approved by voters for land conservation through the Land for Maine s Future program was both surprising and disappointing to the New England Forestry Foundation NEFF NEFF is a recognized leader in conserving forests supporting sustainable forestry and assisting landowners in the protection and stewardship of their properties Forest land provides tremendous benefits to the people of New England which was clearly stated in our 2014 Path to Sustainability Report and we urge the Governor to rethink his stance and release the funds to the LMF Board said Timothy A Ingraham NEFF Board President Maine has shown the way in forest conservation during the last two decades and we hope it will continue to do so These important funds would help support sustainable forest management recreational opportunities and clean air and water Many conserved forest lands provide local jobs and sustainable timber products for Maine and beyond Public conservation funding helps protect forest lands from fragmentation and development maintaining their ability to contribute both environmentally and economically added Alec Giffen NEFF s Maine Representative Senior Advisor We support the release of the Land for Maine s Future funding that the voters have already approved and we encourage the Governor to also demonstrate his support for further conservation by supporting the continuation of the LMF program into the future Mr Giffen previously served as Director of the Maine Forest Service and has over 40 years of experience in natural resource management Last year we released

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  • Bringing Local Wood to the Boston Public Market - New England Forestry Foundation
    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 Bringing Local Wood to the Boston Public Market Details Created 25 March 2015 View Comments The New England Forestry Foundation NEFF and the Boston Public Market today announced a partnership to conduct public education and showcase locally harvested wood inside the new permanent year round market opening this summer on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway directly above the Haymarket MBTA station The 28 000 square foot Market will house over 40 permanent year round vendors selling locally produced items such as farm fresh produce meat and poultry cheese fish and shellfish bread and baked goods flowers and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods The Boston Public Market will be the only locally sourced market of its kind in the United States and we re dedicated to featuring the best New England has to offer said Elizabeth Morningstar CEO of the Boston Public Market We re delighted to have the help of NEFF in showcasing sustainable locally harvested wood in the Boston Public Market NEFF is working with our network of New England forest product companies environmental organizations individual woodworkers and forest gatherers to identify sources of locally harvested wood to be used for architectural elements in the Boston Public Market Boston Public Market vendors will also be offered opportunities to purchase locally harvested wood for signs butcher boards bowls and other furnishings in their vendor stalls NEFF will offer programming in the Boston Public Market Kitchen that showcases edible products from New England s forests such as maple syrup and mushrooms This is a once in a generation opportunity

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  • A Walk “Into the Woods”… a Flight of Forest Fantasy - New England Forestry Foundation
    the gifts the forest provides clean air and water holiday crafts recreational opportunities wildlife habitat and sustainable wood products In Disney s Into the Woods as in the original Steven Sondheim s musical characters make wishes and to bring their wishes to fruition they must go into the woods Classic fairy tale characters Jack of Beanstalk fame Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood join Sondheim s own additions to the fairy tale panoply the Baker and his Wife in a chaotic rumpus through a dark and often threatening forest The film opens Christmas Day and promises fun performances by Meryl Streep as The Witch and Johnny Depp as The Wolf quintessential villains of the fairy tale woods Watching the movie trailer got me thinking Why do forests get such a bad rap as dark scary places Forests are certainly mystical and are often portrayed in literature and fantasy films as dangerous places of enchantment In Tolkien s Lord of the Rings trilogy the Ents of Middle Earth are ancient wise and slow moving forest dwellers They eventually help the hobbits by joining the battle against second string villain Saruman Photo right by Flickr user Michael Hanscom used with Creative Commons license In the Star Wars saga Luke goes to the wooded swampy planet of Dagoba to come to terms with The Force within him and commune with Jedi knight and spiritual advisor Yoda In the popular HBO series Game of Thrones Weirwood trees with blood red leaves and sap and faces carved in their white bark grow in the center of godswoods in the kingdom of Westeros They are places of refuge and worship for the Stark family heroes of the story And in the Harry Potter books and movies the hero and his friends must serve detention in the

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  • Winter Photo Contest! - New England Forestry Foundation
    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 Winter Photo Contest Details Created 15 December 2014 View Comments After the success of our Fall Photo Contest New England Forestry Foundation is excited to announce our first ever Winter Photo Contest We want to see your winter photographs from NEFF forests around New England The contest opens today and will close on February 15 th 2015 at 11pm You may submit as many winter 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 to keep warm in during these chilly months Good luck to everyone and we can t wait to see your photos By submitting your

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  • #GivingTuesday - New England Forestry Foundation
    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 GivingTuesday Details Created 20 November 2014 View Comments By Kearstin Bailey New England Forestry Foundation has joined GivingTuesday a first of its kind effort that harnesses the collective power of charities families businesses and individuals to transform how people think about and participate in the giving season On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving the GivingTuesday movement asks people to donate in support of their preferred charities Taking place December 2 2014 the Tuesday after Thanksgiving GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are today synonymous with holiday shopping The GivingTuesday movement aims to create a moment of shared collaborative action to improve local communities give back in better smarter ways to charities and causes you support and help create a better world We are so pleased to announce our participation in this day of giving and hope that you will consider being a part of it too spreading the word via social media donating to a nonprofit that you care for and discussing this day with loved ones in your life And when you donate to New England Forestry Foundation not only are you conserving forestland for

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  • Be Green and Buy Local This Holiday Season! - New England Forestry Foundation
    so you can easily click to check out the vendor s wares Have fun and happy holidays from all of us at New England Forestry Foundation Acorn Wood Products West Gardiner Maine Acorn Wood Products offers many heirloom quality Maine wood products for the home as featured in Yankee Magazine The following items are especially appealing Cutting Boards Bread Boards Jewelry Boxes Tic Tac Toe Board with Glass Marbles Cribbage Boards Spencer Peterman Bowls Greenfield Massachusetts World renowned products made from locally fallen trees in Western Massachusetts including maple cherry and black walnut selections All items are hand turned Wooden bowls Serving trays Cheese boards Salad servers Vermont Woods Studios Vernon Vermont Fine furniture is handmade in Vermont using eco friendly cherry black walnut maple or oak wood Also look for their beautiful maple herb bowl with mezzaluna and mineral oil finish Maple Landmark Middlebury Vermont Eco friendly educational toys games and gifts made in Vermont since 1979 Many wonderful locally harvested wooden items to choose from A few of our favorites include Backyard Bird Dominoes Earth shaped Jigsaw Puzzle Earth Yo yo Schoolhouse Naturals Farm Play Set received the 2014 Top Toy of the Year Award New England Maple Museum Pittsford Vermont A museum and gift shop dedicated to New England maple trees Visit in person or shop online with lots of specialty food items to choose from including maple syrup maple sugar candy maple pumpkin butter maple mustard and many gift sets A great store for the foodie in your life Common Good Products Connecting Local People with Local Products Common Good Market offers a wide variety of handcrafted items made by artisans throughout New England Select from Peterboro baskets made from sustainably harvested New England hardwoods to high quality handcrafted artisan furniture One of our favorite items is the fireside firewood log storage basket made with heavy duty native Ash hardwood and handcrafted in New Hampshire perfect for those with fireplaces or wood stoves Moose Stationery Woodsy New England Note Cards Made in Bellingham Massachusetts by DeepBlueSeaDesigns A tribute to those northern New England states this whimsical stationery set features a procession of moose across each note card Printed on high quality 100lb recycled card stock the cards measure 4 25 x 5 5 are blank inside and come with coordinating paper bag envelopes Sold in sets of 10 Card Set Six Autumn Photo Cards Foliage New Engla nd Autumn Photography Made in Walpole New Hampshire by July Stalus Autumn in New England is spectacular with gorgeous reds and golds against azure skies This note card set showcases the magical quality of leaf and sky in modern images The cards measure 5 x 7 and include six foliage images printed on matte fine art card stock Envelopes are included Maine Tree Ornaments Made in Mid coast Maine Maine Tree Ornaments offers one of the finest lines ofhand cut fretwork ornaments available Each of their 500 designs is hand cut on a scroll saw from solid New England

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  • Fall Photo Contest! - New England Forestry Foundation
    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 Photo Contest Details Created 21 October 2014 View Comments New England Forestry Foundation is thrilled to announce our first ever Fall Photo Contest We want to see your autumn photographs from NEFF forests around New England The contest opens today and will close on November 16 2014 at 11pm You may submit as many fall photographs taken at our community forests as you would like just be sure to include your name which forest you took the photo at an d 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 KBailey newenglandforestry org As photos are submitted we ll post them on social media and here on the blog for people 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 vest to keep warm in during these chilly months Good luck to everyone and we can t wait to see your photos By submitting your

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  • Favorite Fall Hiking Destinations - New England Forestry Foundation
    exploring at one of NEFF s community forests Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest 150 acres in Center Harbor New Hampshire One of NEFF s most popular forests this piece of land gets over 20 000 visitors per year who come to see the diverse habitat and well developed trail system The trails here are relatively flat so they re user friendly to all levels of hikers One of the most popular trails at this forest leads Squam Lake it s a gorgeous place to bring your lunch and enjoy it on the waterfront so be sure you have a camera to capture it all Take the time to visit this year and see what all the talk is about Lincoln Davis Memorial Forest 644 acres in Sharon New Hampshire The Lincoln Davis property is located in the heart of the Monadnock region and established in 1945 was NEFF s very first community forest open to the public for outdoor recreation Most of our staffers like to start on the Blueberry Pasture Trail and then continue on to the Wapack Trail enjoying the view halfway up and then again taking in the gorgeous scenery from a nice knoll at the top It takes about 45 minutes if you re moving at a good pace but you can definitely turn it into a longer hike if you bring your camera and book with you for stops along the way Stop by this fall and see a bit of NEFF history Phelon Memorial Forest 1 000 acres in Granville Massachusetts This property made our Top 10 list because of the spectacular annual hawk migration that takes place here each fall Grab your camera and a few friends and come out to see these majestic birds Dorothy Frances Rice Sanctuary for Wildlife 276 acres in Peru Massachusetts Programming at this wildlife sanctuary is put on by both New England Forestry Foundation and by the Massachusetts Audubon Society so venture that direction and check to see if there are any educational sessions going on as well NEFF staffers have been here to both hike and snowshoe in the large forest since it has such a wonderful trail network This forest is used regularly by locals so be sure to check it out Braintree Mountain Forest 1 547 acres in Braintree Vermont Acquired in 2013 this was NEFF s largest land gift in the history of the organization While all of the property is gorgeous Hidden View Trail in particular is gentle and leads up to a narrow ravine and then opens up to a view over the valley Definitely worth packing up your camera and going to check out for spectacular views of the fall foliage Allen Whitney Memorial Forest 700 acres in Manchester Maine This forest is especially popular with the locals for its frontage on Shed Pond The body of water is gorgeous especially when it s surrounded by fall foliage There are also quite a diverse mix of forest types and a very

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