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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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With the protection of a 428-acre town forest in Richmond, Vermont earlier this year, the Chittenden County Uplands Conservation Project (CCUCP) surpassed the threshold of 10,000 acres of land conserved since the partnership’s founding in 1999.
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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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NEW MAINE LAND CONSERVATION FUND ANNOUNCED

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…

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2017 Cox Trust RCP Grant Awards

The Jessie B. Cox Trust Regional Conservation Partnership Grant Initiative made its third and final round of grants to help strengthen regional conservation partnerships in New England.

The grants program supported capacity-building projects that increase collaborative conservation campaigns among regional organizations.  It also…

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Final Round of the RCP Innovation Grant Program!

The Jessie B. Cox Trust Charitable Trust Fund announced the final round of grants to increase the capacity of Regional Conservation Partnerships (RCP) in New England. The deadline for proposals is Feb. 1, 2017.

Grants (up to $20,000) will be awarded in late Spring 2017 for proposed activities that will help an RCP move forward more quickly from maturing to fully conserving. These activities include developing and…

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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…

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Applications are now open to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)Fiscal Year 2017 Regional Conservation Partnership Program. Nationally, $260 million will be available for projects that address regional landscape-scale resource priorities. 

The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), created in the 2014 Farm Bill, can be an excellent source of financial and technical assistance funding for landowners in RCP regions.  Funded projects seek to address…

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