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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Registration is open for NEFF's summer picnic!

Join us to celebrate New England Forestry Foundation’s 75th anniversary as well as another successful year promoting Exemplary Forestry and conservation in New England. We welcome you and your family for a picnic lunch, walks in the woods, and displays about NEFF’s founding and history. Brandeis University professor Brian Donahue will speak about the key role of New England woodlands in helping create sustainable local food systems. Be sure to register by May 22!

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.