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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The gold standard of sustainable forest management

New England Forestry Foundation has developed a new forestry approach that promotes long-term ecosystem health and enables forests to sequester more carbon, produce more and better-quality wood, and improve wildlife habitat. Taken together, Exemplary Forestry standards outline the highest standards of sustainability currently available to New England’s forest owners.

Forest-to-Cities Climate Challenge

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

Pooled Timber Income Fund

Through this land conservation option, landowners can protect their forests and receive tax benefits and lifetime income.

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 1.1 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.

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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.