Dear RCP Network,

Over the past year Highstead has been collecting and organizing data on public funding for land protection at the federal, state, and local levels in the New England states, in the hopes of creating a resource for all those working to advance conservation in our region. 

The results of this research have just been released as a joint Highstead-Harvard Forest publication available on the Wildlands & Woodlands website. The full report can be found here: and includes a regional overview, state-by-state summaries, and per capita conservation spending calculations for the 2004-2014 period. A complete list of data sources and contacts can be found in the report’s Appendix.

The overview document (available at the same link) is a great place to start and will outline the main points covered in the full report.  Brief state-specific handouts are also available, as is a handout summarizing the role of the Land & Water Conservation Fund in New England. You are welcome to use any of these materials – we hope they are useful to you!  


Please feel free to contact Mary Buchanan at Highstead with any questions or feedback:

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