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 Registration for the virtual 2021 RCP Network Gathering is now open! The event will take place on Thursday, November 18th from 9:00am - 3:00pm via Zoom. Please register for the event here.

The theme for this year's gathering is "Land Justice," which asks how can we form meaningful partnerships with historically excluded people to build more resilient regions and communities? How can RCPs support, amplify, and replicate the successes of neighborhoods, grassroots groups, communities, networks, and

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Join Highstead, the Cornell Lab of OrnithologyAudubon Vermont, and the Northeast Bird Habitat Conservation Initiative for the upcoming Bird-friendly Forestry webinar series focused on best practices in habitat restoration and forestry management for birds in New England, with a focus on at-risk species. These webinars are designed and open for Regional Conservation Partnership leaders, partners, and forestry and conservation professionals.

Steve Hagenbuch, Senior Conservation Biologist and Fo

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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 understand how new land protection has affected local are

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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 the move, fleeing habitats that will become inhospitable in the near future due to rising global temperatures, increased flooding, and other climate changing forces. 

So where will these organisms go? And where should we prioritize conservation? For t

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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 literally shaped the world around us, yet the historically exclusive agendas embedded in modern conservation maps are rarely acknowledged. As the field of environmental conservation continues to address its history of exclusion and prejudice, it is essential to reexamine the tools through which these powerful biases are perpetuated.  Join Jacob Freed
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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 Washington, DC. But this remarkable landscape, still 76% forest and farmland, is increasingly feeling the pinch of encroaching development.
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Do these prognostications apply to your vision of the next decade of RCP innovation?

Time for Big Change — 10 provocations for the next 10 years of social innovation

I liked Sector Focus to Place Focus

I seems like more RCP's are joining the "community conservation" bandwagon.

They are engaging a broader set of allies with interests that dovetail with land conservation.

Complex systems geek, Indy Johar says place trumps sector:

2116133?profile=RESIZE_320x320Much of our current allocation of investment and intervention has to

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In July the Maine Mountain Collaborative announced the launch of a new conservation fund for land protection in the Maine mountain region.  The $100,000 “Maine Appalachian Mountain Corridor Conservation Fund” provides financial assistance for land conservation projects in the 5 million-acre Maine Appalachian Mountain Corridor. The fund supports transaction costs associated with donated (50% or more of value) conservation lands or easements. The fund is one of several made possible throughout the

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Dollars and acres are an important outcome metric of the Jessie B. Cox Trust’s Donated Land and Easement Program, but they are not the only measure of success.  The initial feedback from RCP coordinators about the implementation of their transaction funds suggest that they have many benefits beyond the program’s instrumental value of conserving priority habitat:

Promoting learning and mentoring.  Sharing and reciprocity are essential components of the health of any team.  Each proposal review pr

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