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Making the Case for Land Conservation

What do Stamford, CT; Bethel; ME, and Grand Lake Stream, ME have in common? They were able to bring communities together to invest in conserving land by focusing on – and delivering on – the economic value to the community.

Highstead has developed three case studies centered on the stories and experiences of these three New England communities. The case study summary and the individual case studies can be printed and downloaded as a communication tool to help translate the true…

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US Forest Service Community Forest Program Webinar

The USDA Forest Service is partnering with the Trust for Public Land on an informational webinar on the Community Forest Program (CFP) on October 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM. The webinar is going to be recorded and posted on the National CFP website. The purpose of the webinar is to: • Provide an overview of the Community Forest Program and the current Request for Applications; • Share information about the legislative history and future outlook of the program, • Present some successful projects, and •…

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What do we mean by Governance?

I recently offered a brain dump to an RCP asking about governance, and I came up with this list. What would you add or change? Staff and leadership: Coordinator (selected) and any other staff (facilitators) job description work plan body that oversees coordinator Host partner (identified in an MOU with core partners)/Fiscal agent Member/Partner Agreements and Guidelines for Actions Partner/member Agreement / MOU Data-sharing agreement Press release protocols Project endorsement guidelines…

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Draft Mission Statement for the RCP Network

Here are our responses (in italics) to questions used to help identify elements of any organization’s mission statement:

Q: What do we do?

A: Build the capacity of RCPs, coordinate, and collaborate.

Q: Why do we do it? 

A: Conserve and steward more land.

Q: How do we do it?

A: Networking, sharing best practices, training, fundraising, and collaborating with each other and regional…

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What do Stamford, CT; Bethel; ME, and Grand Lake Stream, ME have in common? They were able to bring communities together to invest in conserving land by focusing on – and delivering on – the economic value to the community.Highstead has developed…
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Marc Boudreaux posted a blog post
Register now for this virtual workshop.
When: December 4th from 9:30 - 11:00 A.M. ET.
Description: We often take for granted the information in a map as being entirely factual and objective... but what if there was more to the story? Maps have…
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Marc Boudreaux posted a blog post
Illustration by Rick Powell, from Lambert et al. 2018. Voices from the Land: Listening to New Englanders’ Views of the Future.
 
Registration is now open for the 2020 RCP Network Gathering, the annual event that unites a wide range of conservation…
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Monica Przyperhart and Steve Whitman joined RCP Network
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