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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 implementing conservation priority plans, strategic action plans, landowner outrea

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2016 Regional Conservation Partnership Grant

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The High Peaks Initiative RCP was excited to receive a Jessie B. Cox Trust Regional Conservation Partnership Grant for $20,000 back in June.  The program supports "capacity-building projects that increase collaborative conservation campaigns among regional organizations", which is something that can benefit all conservation organizations.  The value of collaboration for conservation organizations has been proven again and again, and it's something that our RCP has been engaged in for several ye

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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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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 testimony prepared by the NEFPG have bee
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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 for this grant, and we are soliciting applications fo

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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 A
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I recently had the opportunity to attend a three-day workshop run by Foundations of Success on using the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation and the software that is commonly associated with it, Miradi.  Miradi is free to download and can be an incredibly valuable tool for conservation planning when used properly.  It is used by The Nature Conservancy (among other conservation organizations) and countless local, state, federal and international NGOs and governments.  The State of Mai

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At the 2015 RCP Network Gathering, many of you voiced the need for communication and branding resources – and we listened!

The RCPnetwork.org website was launched this spring and we began the process of designing an RCP Network logo.

After weeks of developing and refining, and with input and direction from the RCP Network Steering Committee, we have three options to choose from and we want to know what YOU think!

Click here to select one of the three logo options that you think best rep

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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: http://www.wildlandsandwoodl

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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 resource concerns, such

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Please mark your calendars for these two events:

  • Nov. 15, 2016. RCP Coordinators Meeting with Host Partner Organizations - Agenda and Theme to be announced.
  • Nov. 16, 2016. RCP Network Gathering. Expect 150+ conservationists from New England and Eastern New York.

Both events will be taking place at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua, NH. 

Click here for more information about past RCP Network Gatherings.

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