Conservation Boosts Local Economies
A new study by researchers from Harvard Forest, Highstead, Amherst College, and Boston University found that when land protection increased in New England cities and towns, local employment increased over the next five-year period. 
Conservation Award Comes to New England
This year, Sand County Foundation will present the Leopold Conservation Award and a $10,000 prize to a New England landowner who inspires others with his or her dedication to ethical land, water, and wildlife habitat management on agricultural or forest land.
New Podcast Episode
Travel back in time with Grounded, a new land conservation podcast, and find out how the passion and drive of four professors in the 1970's protected thousands of acres of University of Vermont-owned land today. 

SAVE THE DATE! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Network Gathering! Join members of the 44 RCPs, planners, foresters, government officials, students, and other RCP enthusiasts at University of Massachusetts, Amherst on November 13 to explore collaborative and inclusive approaches to preventing and preparing for climate change using the power of RCPs. Read more.


Landscape Exploration Tool
How might your local landscape change in 40 years? Explore alternative land-use futures into the year 2060 with the New England Landscape Futures (NELF) Explorer. A limited number of customized workshops are available to help your organization understand how the tool can advance your mission. For more information, contact Lucy Lee,

Foundation Funding Report
A new Foundation Funding Report documents trends in private foundation giving to conservation organizations in New England and New York between 2004 and 2014. For hard copies of the report, please email


A Case for Municipal Investment in Conservation
Fourth in a series of briefs detailing the financial benefits of conservation, this document explains how conserved lands provide more and cost less than local communities may have expected. Read the report and check out other reports here


Wildlands and Woodlands report co-author Spencer Meyer joined research colleague Kate Sims at WGBY 57 studios to talk about their latest research paper, which shows that conserving land leads to more local jobs in New England.


September 14-21, Leopold Conservation Award Ceremony Sand County Foundation will present this award and a cash prize at the Big E, at a time and date to be determined. 
October 11, Annual ALPINE Meeting and Charles H.W. Foster Award Ceremony. Join members of ALPINE to discuss progress made engaging academics in land conservation. Following the meeting, there will be a ceremony announcing the recipient of the Charles H.W. Foster Award.

October 17-19, Land Trust Alliance Rally. Wildlands and Woodlands will join dozens of exhibitors and thousands of conservation practitioners at the LTA Rally this year. More details about how to connect with us in Raleigh to come.
November 13, Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Network Gathering. Join fellow RCP coordinators, land trust staff and members, urban planners, researchers, and students to explore Climate Solutions For All. Keep an eye out for the registration email which will arrive just after Labor Day!

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