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(The following text is an excerpt from the January Bulletin of the Network for Landscape Conservation Jan. 2019) 

This spring, thanks to generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Network for Landscape Conservation (NLC) is launching a major five-year national grant program to accelerate the pace and practice of collaborative conservation at the landscape scale. Through a competitive grant program, the Catalyst…

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The 2018 RCP Network Gathering marked the first time the conference featured an entire track of workshops on smart growth topics, including a session titled “Local Zoning and Regulation for Land Protection,” which brought conservation and regional planning experts together to discuss the intersection between local land use planning and landscape conservation.
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Small Grants Program from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative Accepting Proposals Through March 1, 2019

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has announced the 2019 Request for Proposals for its Small Grants Program through the Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative. This year six total awards will be offered (three each in the amounts of $5,000 and $20,000) for projects that enhance bird conservation on privately owned lands. Eligible activities may include: Strategic Planning Outreach Habitat Management Stewardship Capacity Building Read here for a full description of the award categories and…

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Funding Sources for RCPs

Current and Potential Sources of Funding for RCPs

Funding for Coordination, Education and Outreach, Strategic Conservation Planning, and Organizational Development

  • RCP Climate-Resilient Biodiversity Conservation Planning Grant Program — Modest grants for GIS mapping and technical assistance from Highstead and Harvard Forest staff. Contact Bill Labich at blabich@highstead.net…
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Mission Statement

Draft Mission Statement for the RCP Network

Draft Mission Statement: We use the power of networking, innovation, and coordination to advance the pace and practice of large landscape conservation and stewardship in New England and Eastern New York. We make it easier for RCPs and regional…
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Martha Sheils is now a member of RCP Network
Jan 30
Heidi Ricci commented on Tamsin Flanders's blog post Collaborative Land Use and Conservation Planning: Lessons from the 2018 RCP Network Gathering “Local Zoning and Regulation for Land Protection” Workshop
"This is a superb summary of the importance of connecting land conservation groups with local planning, land use regulations and municipal officials. A great quick reference guide on a crucially important topic!"
Jan 25
Lee Alexander and Laura Farrell joined RCP Network
Jan 25
Bill Labich posted a blog post
(The following text is an excerpt from the January Bulletin of the Network for Landscape Conservation Jan. 2019) 
This spring, thanks to generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Net…
Jan 24
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