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Two key characteristics of successful efforts to conserve land in New England and eastern New York are generosity and innovation in conservation funding. A new finance tool, in this case to protect water quality and conserve rare species habitat in the Long Island Sound watershed, exemplifies those characteristics. RCP member land trusts throughout the watershed, which spans six states, have donated the value of select conservation easements as “match” to release $2.8 million in federal…

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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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The Long Island Sound Regional Conservation Partnership Program (LISW-RCPP), of which the RCP Network is a partner, is pleased to announce their 2016 Healthy Forest Reserve Program Grant Round (June 1, 2016, to August 1, 2016). The LISW-RCPP has developed a pre-screening application process to help NRCS direct $3.25 million in HFRP funding to highly ranked land protection projects. Highly rated projects will promote the recovery of endangered and threatened species under the Endangered Species…
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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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