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  • Path to Sustainability - New England Forestry Foundation
    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 Path to Sustainability Heart of New England Conservation Highlights Quabbin to Cardigan Partnership Special Programs New England Forests The Path to Sustainability Which of us has not been dazzled by the fierce orange of sugar maples in the fall enjoyed a paddle along a forested lakeshore skied down a forested slope or picnicked in the shade of a stately tree in a town or state park Forests are part of New Englanders daily lives Nearly all of us rely on forests for the quality and abundance of our region s outstanding drinking water Forests cool and clean our air support 30 000 jobs in the forest products industry and provide heat to 14 of New England homes Trees are central to the quality of life and the economic competitiveness of the region This report reveals forests existing contributions and future potential to support New Englanders lives and lifestyle It puts forward the first steps we collectively need to take to seize that potential to ensure a sustainable future Click here to download a copy of New England Forests The Path to Sustainability To learn more about the data supporting each forest benefit we encourage you to explore the Technical Reports that correspond with each chapter If you have further questions

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/our-initiatives/forestry-report (2016-02-18)
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  • Heart of New England - New England Forestry Foundation
    comprehensive response to the sweeping conservation vision proposed in the Harvard Forest report Wildlands and Woodlands A Vision for the New England Forest This long range vision proposes that by 2060 at least 70 of the region 30 million acres should be conserved as forestland that remains free from development thereby allowing natural and human communities to flourish New England Forestry Foundation is well positioned to play a major role in helping to meet the goal of conserving 30 million acres by 2060 by focusing on three key program areas targeted at our three central constituencies 1 Forest Landowner Outreach and Education This program is focused on developing and testing a replicable model for engaging educating and supporting family forest landowners who embrace the values of better forest management and large scale land protection With guidance from an expert panel of communication specialists and advice from a group of conservation practitioners we will develop a prototype for implementation in the MassConn Sustainable Forest Partnership area one of the 33 current Regional Conservation Partnerships in New England We will test evaluate and adapt our approach until we have a model ready for implementation in other Regional Conservation Partnerships 2 Land Trust Collaboration Services New England Forestry Foundation offers a team of advisors who are inspiring organizing and supporting the region s 500 land trusts as they identify and complete large scale land conservation projects As of 2013 at least 33 Regional Conservation Partnerships have emerged to promote collaboration among land trusts and their partners The team has developed a series of tools and techniques a Land Trust Collaboration Tool Kit to assist collaborations in reaching their conservation goals This Tool Kit contains items such as sample memoranda of understanding to guide and manage collaborative activities conservation easement templates and tools for

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/our-initiatives/heart-of-new-england (2016-02-18)
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  • Conservation Highlights - New England Forestry Foundation
    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

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  • Pingree Forest Partnership - New England Forestry Foundation
    King as the New England Forestry Foundation and the Pingree family completed the largest forestland conservation easement in the history of the United States The project forever protected 762 192 acres from development Three and a half times the size of Baxter State Park and larger than the state of Rhode Island the Pingree easement conserves some of the most spectacular natural resources in Maine including the Allagash Lakes and 16 miles along the St John River The easement also protects portions of the Cupsuptic Black Little Black St John Machias and Aroostook Rivers as well as Upper Richardson Kennebago Munsungan Loon Caucomgomoc Eagle Chamberlain Allagash Mooseleuk and Churchill Lakes The forests contain numerous active bald eagle nests 24 800 acres of managed deeryards 72 000 acres of wetland habitat Maine s most productive peregrine falcon nesting area and at least 67 rare and endangered plant sites Steve Schley President of Pingree Associates Inc agents for the Pingree family said the family is very pleased to have worked with the New England Forestry Foundation to conserve this magnificent Maine forestland Now we can move forward with our primary objective of managing our forests sustainably and contributing to the forest economy of Maine The Pingree forest was the first in the world to be Green Certified by two independent third party certifiers More than forty five foundations both large and small contributed to the success of the project including The John Merck Fund and the Merck Family Fund each of which provided major lead gifts to launch the fundraising initiative The Libra Foundation made the largest single gift from a Maine based foundation Generous grants also were received from the Elmina B Sewall Foundation the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation the Kresge Foundation the Sudbury Foundation the Betterment Fund the Rockefeller

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/our-initiatives/conservation-highlights/pingree-forest-partnership (2016-02-18)
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  • Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership - New England Forestry Foundation
    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 Path to Sustainability Heart of New England Conservation Highlights Quabbin to Cardigan Partnership Special Programs Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership The Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership was a joint effort of the New England Forestry Foundation NEFF and the Downeast Lakes Land Trust DLLT to protect 339 000 acres in Maine s easternmost and poorest county Locally incubated locally led and locally supported the project was designed to address the social and economic needs of the region as well as to achieve far reaching conservation goals As such it stands apart from similar landscape scale conservation efforts Through this partnership DLLT purchased and is managing 27 080 acres as the Farm Cove Community Forest and NEFF purchased a 312 000 acre no development sustainable forestry easement on the surrounding lands Strategically situated between 600 000 acres of conservation land in New Brunswick and 200 000 acres of state federal and Native American lands in Maine the project contributes to the protection of more than one million acres across an international boundary Public access is granted throughout the 339 000 acres which include more than 1 500 miles of river and stream shoreline 445 miles of shoreline on all or portions of 60 lakes and 54 000 acres of productive wetlands Local loggers mill workers sporting guides and lodge owners boat builders wreath makers and craftspeople depend upon this largely undeveloped landscape for their livelihoods and lifestyles Seasonal

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/our-initiatives/conservation-highlights/downeast-lakes-forestry-partnership (2016-02-18)
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  • Quabbin to Cardigan Partnership - New England Forestry Foundation
    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 Path to Sustainability Heart of New England Conservation Highlights Quabbin to Cardigan Partnership Special Programs Quabbin to Cardigan Partnership Launched in 2003 the Quabbin to Cardigan Initiative Q2C is a collaborative landscape scale effort to conserve the Monadnock Highlands of north central Massachusetts and western New Hampshire This two state region spans one hundred miles from the Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts northward to Mount Cardigan and the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire It is bounded to the east and west by the Merrimack and Connecticut River Valleys respectively The Q2C region encompasses almost two million acres and it is one of the largest remaining areas of intact interconnected ecologically significant forest in central New England Importantly it also is a

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/our-initiatives/quabbin-to-cardigan-partnership (2016-02-18)
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  • Special Programs - New England Forestry Foundation
    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 Path to Sustainability Heart of New England Conservation Highlights Quabbin to Cardigan Partnership Special Programs Special Programs Funded by a grant from USDA New England Forestry Foundation s Working Forests for Home Heating project is focused on promoting the use of efficient thermal wood energy as an option for heating the homes of low income families in western Massachusetts The northeast uses more heating oil than any other area of country with the volatile and rising cost of fuel oil more and more families are struggling to pay their home heating bills each winter The burden falls especially heavy on the low income families that heat with oil for whom the average annual energy burden can be as high as 14 of household income as compared to just under 3 for non low income households NEFF has hired Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC to provide staffing and expertise for this project and INRS has been working to engage with state energy housing and forestry agencies as well as the federal and state fuel assistance programs that provide much needed aid to families that find it challenging to meet their home heating costs Helping some of these households switch to wood fuel will provide families with a locally grown renewable and

    Original URL path: http://newenglandforestry.org/our-initiatives/special-programs (2016-02-18)
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  • Explore our Woods - New England Forestry Foundation
    Options 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 Explore our Forests Recreation Guidelines Harvest Walks Safety in our Woods Volunteer Hunting FAQs Explore our Woods The New England Forestry Foundation owns and manages more than 26 000 acres of woodlands throughout New England With rare exception these forests are open to the public to explore and enjoy Learn more about our Signature Forests or locate one of our forests near you We

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