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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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Hi everyone,

On behalf of the New England Forest Policy Group, please take a brief survey to help us assess the potential added value of a shared regional approach to advancing land conservation policy. As leaders of RCPs all across New England, your viewpoints are very important!
 
The New England Forest Policy Group (NEFPG) is a voluntary association of non-governmental organizations that came together in 2011. Over the years, policy agendas and letters of…
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Hello everyone,

      I wanted to share with those of you who might work in the Berkshire Wildlife Linkage (Staying Connected's Greens to Hudson Linkage) that there is funding available to cover the due diligence costs for donations or steep bargain sales of land or easements.  The Berkshire Wildlife Linkage Partnership was awarded a generous grant from the Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust Fund at The Boston Foundation.  TNC is the fiscal agent…

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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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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:…

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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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