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Join ALPINE for our upcoming webinar:
Assessing Local Economic Impacts and Opportunities for Land Protection in New England

Thursday, December 3rd, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Katharine Sims will present research about the economic impacts of land protection in New England, conducted in collaboration with partners at the Harvard Forest and the Highstead Foundation. The project uses data from towns and cities across New England between 1990 and 2015 to…

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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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Bill Labich posted a blog post
Join ALPINE for our upcoming webinar: Assessing Local Economic Impacts and Opportunities for Land Protection in New England
Thursday, December 3rd, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Katharine Sims will present research about the economic impacts of land protection in…
Nov 23
Wendy Stringfellow is now a member of RCP Network
Nov 22
Marc Boudreaux posted a blog post
There’s still time to register for the day-long 2020 RCP Network Gathering (9am - 3pm, November 19th) focusing on building resilient communities on regional, state, and municipal levels. 
Register here to be part of a dynamic day of learning,…
Nov 9
Marc Boudreaux posted a blog post
Is all conserved land created equal? For many animals and plants facing warming temperatures and dwindling habitats, the answer is no. One of the greatest challenges in conserving biodiversity is that coveted plants and animals are often already on…
Nov 6
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