This July marks the 75th anniversary of NEFF’s founding! Celebrate by looking through fascinating historic photos, materials and stories. You can learn about the political and economic conditions that lead to NEFF’s founding, meet key founders, read the history of one of NEFF’s early forests, and more.
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.
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.