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Wildlands in New England: Webinar on May 31

The Wildlands in New England: Past, Present, and Future report, the first U.S. study of its kind to map and characterize all permanently conserved lands in one region that are managed as forever-wild, is being released this month. The report is co-published by Northeast Wilderness Trust, Harvard Forest, and Highstead Foundation.

Jon Leibowitz (Northeast Wilderness Trust Executive Director), Liz Thompson (Ecologist and Northeast Wilderness Trust Board Member), and David Foster (Emeritus Director of Harvard Forest) are the lead authors, along with 15 other individuals. The authors collaborated with more than one hundred conservation organizations and municipal, state, and federal agencies to develop the report.

Join the webinar on May 31

You are invited to join the lead authors of the report on a webinar Wednesday, May 31st, 2023, from 10 to 11:30 am where the study, its key findings, messages, and recommendations, as well as the core products (including the Interactive Wildlands Web Map and state summaries) will be shared. The goal of this briefing is for attendees to walk away ready to take the next steps to protect land that is vital for biodiversity, carbon storage, ecological resilience, and the overall health of the people and wildlife that call New England home.

More than a history and status report on Wildland conservation, Wildlands in New England is an urgent call to action for policy makers, funders, conservation organizations, landowners, and citizens to advance and accelerate Wildlands conservation regionally and nationally. This study centers Wildlands as part of the integrated approach to land planning and conservation outlined in the Wildlands, Woodlands, Farmlands & Communities vision in its 2017 report.

Even if you’re unable to attend the live presentation, please register so that we can send the meeting recording to you.