Discover the scale of NEFF’s land conservation and explore profiles of key forests.
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New England’s private forests provide vital ecosystem services and benefits like sustainable wood products. New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) offers a tried-and-true suite of conservation methods to protect them at a time when forest cover is declining.
Approximately 56 percent of all U.S. forestland is in private hands, which means these current landowners’ decisions will have an immense impact on the future landscape.
NEFF has long worked directly with family landowners to help them permanently protect their land, and we also pursue select projects to conserve large parcels of unfragmented forests. Through these two approaches, NEFF is ensuring many more forested acres will be protected in future decades than are today.
NEFF has protected more than 1.2 million total acres of forestland, the equivalent of nearly two times the size of Rhode Island. Learn about our landscape-scale impact and get an in-depth, visually stunning look at NEFF’s cornerstone conservation projects.