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The Southern New England Heritage Forest is an anomaly, a 1.49 million-acre forest corridor flanked by the Hartford, Worcester, and Providence metro areas and one of the last remaining unfragmented sections in the coastal sprawl from Boston to…
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Needed: Examples of RFPs for Appraisals for Forest Conservation Easements

I am looking for examples of Requests for Proposals for appraisals. I think that any RFP of this nature will be helpful as a starting point. In this particular case, I am interested in attracting proposals for appraisals on a number of properties that will have similar conditions and constraints. Specifically, these appraisals are part of the LI Sound Watershed Regional Conservation Partnership Program - HealthyForest Reserve Program. Constraints will be placed on how much wood can be harvested…

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Willing to share? H2H RCP is looking for good examples of RCP endorsement protocols...

As H2H (Hudson to Housatonic) continues to grow as an RCP, we are looking for other RCPs willing to share their project endorsement protocols, especially those that have been used successfully. We're envisioning a checklist that conservation partners would use to measure their projects against. If their project met a threshold of attributes, it would be eligible for an RCP endorsement and, possibly, a shared transaction cost fund, for example. Does anyone have a project endorsement protocol to…

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Wildlands and Woodlands's leader David Foster to speak about the history and future of the New England landscape at the Wellesley Free Library. Monday, April 30 at 7PM. For more information contact nrc@wellesleyma.gov

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Watching clips from Senator Gaylord Nelson’s speech on the first Earth Day, back in 1970. Almost 50 years ago, Senator Nelson recognized environmental health as being an issue for all communities, rural and urban alike. The W&W vision…

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Earth Day celebrates the environment, and so do we. Wildlands & Woodlands envisions a future where 70% of forests and 7% of farmland remain intact and in use for both people and nature. Forest provide clean water, clean air, habitat for…

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Funding from the 2014 Farm Bill, $5 million, will support habitat restoration and land conservation in the Connecticut River watershed.…

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