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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Look back at Philip DeNormandie's time as NEFF Board President

Philip DeNormandie—an integral member of the NEFF community, a champion of New England land conservation, and a driving force behind key NEFF successes—completed his tenure as President of the NEFF Board of Directors in December 2021, and will now serve one year as Immediate Past President, a new role, before rotating off the Board. Learn what first brought Philip to NEFF, and then look back at what NEFF has accomplished under Philip’s leadership.

Forest-to-Cities Climate Challenge

Help us kickstart a tall wood building revolution that will mitigate climate change, address housing equity and affordability, and more.

Exemplary Forestry

This gold standard of sustainable forestry promotes forest health, wildlife habitat, climate change mitigation and wood production.

Western Maine Habitat Restoration

Own private forestland in Western Maine? Get reimbursed for creating or restoring important wildlife habitat on your property.

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 1.2 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.

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A Common Vision: Conserving Braintree Mountain Forest

We Share a Common Vision

NEFF’s Braintree Mountain Forest encompasses 1,547 acres of pristine hiking trails, backcountry skiing opportunities, and scenic overlooks from the tops of 3,000-foot peaks in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Paul Kendall and Sharon Rives donated the forest to NEFF in 2013, conserving the working forest forever. This is their story.