Conserving Forests For Future Generations

New England Forestry Foundation

New England’s forests are at the heart of the region’s way of life. Together, through land conservation and sustainable forestry, we can ensure future generations enjoy a beautiful, thriving New England.



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We Work for New England’s Forests

A hike through a New Hampshire forest in the fall; a Vermont barn made from locally milled trees; and the clear, clean waters of a Maine river—these are just a few of the many gifts that New England’s forests offer. Across the region, forests provide timber for construction, local jobs, wildlife habitat, clean air and water, and recreational opportunities. These benefits support a vibrant and thriving region, and New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) works to protect them for future generations.

Founded in 1944, NEFF pursues innovative programs to advance conservation and forestry throughout New England. In partnership with land owners, NEFF has conserved more than 1.1 million acres of forest, including one out of every three acres of forestland protected in New England since 1999.

Your contributions to NEFF make conservation possible.


How Does a Forester Think?

“We tend to think beyond our lifespan without giving it any second thought. No, we’re not going to see it, but we know what it is going to look like. Some people think that if they’re not going to see it, it doesn’t matter to them. Well, it matters to me.”

– Dan Reed, Consulting Forester