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A Campaign to Conserve The PaulTomassoMemorial Forest
September 6th, 2017
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New England Forestry Foundation
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Conserving Forests for Future Generations
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NewEngland Forestry Foundation works to conserve forests for future generations. Founded in 1944, New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) has conserved 1.2 million acres of forest, including one out of every three acres of forestland protected in New England since 1999. We are committed to conserving a wide array of forest benefits to advance conservation and exemplary forest management throughout the region.
Mission
Conserving Forests
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How NEFF Works
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Lead by Example
NEFF owns 142 community forests, practicing sustainable forestry while providing opportunities for public recreation.
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Innovation for Impact
NEFFdevelops new tools for communicating effectively with private landowners, more economically efficient market-based approaches to conserve large forested areas, and meaningful partnerships and programs to achieve region-wide impact.
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Focus on the Future
NEFFworks towards a sustainable way of life, ensuring that forests continue to support the region’s communities and all future generations.
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Serve a Movement
Through education, advocacy, and fundraising, NEFF continues to forge new connections to keep New England forested.
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Programs
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Build It With Wood
Aimsto increase the use of wood in long-lasting construction, which will revolutionize U.S. construction practices, help mitigate climate change, enhance sustainable forest management, create new jobs and improve regional construction costs andquality.
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Mass Timber & Engineered Wood Products
Glulam
CLT
NLT
Examples From Around The World
University of British ColumbiaVancouver, Canada
Forte BuildingMelbourne, Australia
Stadthausat Murray GroveLondon, England
LifeCycleTower OneDornbirn, Austria
Pooled Timber Income Fund
Isa new planned giving vehicle to help support NEFF’s conservation efforts far into the future through landowner donation of timber sales.
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Green TIMO
Isan opportunity for individuals and groups to invest capital in future conserved forestlands.
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Northern Maine Reverse Auction Fund
Goalis to have conservation interests compete for access to land against for-profit or development interests.
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Farms, Forest, Water, Wetlands:~ 175,000 Acres Protected~ 23% Of RegionHow Much Of Each Is Protected?26% of Forest19% of Farm Fields49% of Ponds/Lakes42% of Wetlands
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Prepared byNew England Forestry FoundationSeptember 18, 2016
What Does Exemplary Forestry Look Like?
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A CAMPAIGN TO CONSERVE THE PAUL TOMASSO MEMORIAL FOREST
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The Snapshot
LOCATIONChester, Vermont
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The Snapshot
SIZE1,811 undeveloped acres
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The Snapshot
FEATURESVast undeveloped recreational oasis located in the heart of central VermontOutstanding trail system ideal for walking, hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobilingDiverse habitats – from forest to meadows to wetlandsMixed hardwood and softwood working forestCritical habitat for wildlife and migratory birds
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The Snapshot
THE THREATThe New England Forestry Foundation has a one-time opportunity to protect theTomassoforest and be part of the legacy that theTomassoFamily began decades ago. By conserving this unique forestland and creating public access, it will help prevent the possibility of residential development and the permanent closing of the property to residents and others alike.
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The Snapshot
THE OPPORTUNITYLocated in a rapidly developing part of Vermont, this acquisition offers a one-time opportunity to permanently protect 1,800 acres and open it up to public access.
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The Snapshot
THE CAMPAIGNNew England Forestry Foundation needs to raise $3.5 million to acquire the property.
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