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Show Articles on Conservation Easements (52)
Private lands are the next battleground in state conservation policy
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Interest from owners wanting to set aside their property for conservation has increased in the past few years. Many conservation land trusts that have seen a spike in interest over the past few years.

 

Working Lands For Wildlife
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Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

 

Cattlemen’s Land Trust at the Forefront of Conservation
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Watch and listen to an on-the-ground panel of experts talk about the relationship of how ranchers and conservationists work together provides successful conservation outcomes while keeping working lands working.

 

Beyond Easements: Broader Approaches for Greater Conservation Outcomes
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CONSERVATION EASEMENTS CAN PROTECT thousands of acres of valuable and vulnerable lands from development. However, why stop there?  ...

 

Donate a conservation easement: How federal benefits put money in your pocket!
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In addition to the Colorado credit, landowners can receive an extra reward for conserving their land with a conservation easement. The current rules are not yet permanent, so please keep that in mind as you and your advisors make plans for your taxes.

 

A step-by-step guide to donating a conservation easement
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This guide is meant to help you understand the steps that must be completed to conserve your property and the typical costs that are involved.

 

A fierce, expensive fight erupts over conservation easements
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An ongoing fight over tax breaks for conserving privately owned land — and accusations that some people are using them as a tax shelter — is spurring an expensive lobbying battle involving landowners and conservationists.

 

Final Rule on SALT and State Tax Credit Programs
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The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service pre-released the final rule on how the federal government will treat charitable donations that individual taxpayers make to nonprofits via giving programs incentivized by state and local tax (SALT) credits.

 

Enforcing Perpetual Conservation Easements Against Third-Party Violators
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Among the most daunting challenges the holder of a perpetual conservation easement faces is the enforcement of the easements it holds, for all time, and against all violators.& ...

 

Amending or Terminating Conservation Easements: The New Hampshire Experience
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Since their release in 2010, the Guidelines have been useful to the land trust community and to the New Hampshire Attorney General in facilitating a thorough and efficient review of proposed amendments to, as well as partial extinguishments of, conservation easements.

 

Understanding When Perpetual Is Not Forever: An Update To The Challenge Of Changing Conditions, Amendment, And Termination Of Perpetual Conservation Easements, And Response To Ann Taylor Schwing
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Rarely in the legal discourse is an author afforded the opportunity to revisit and update a recently published law review article and to correct misunderstandings of a response thereto.

 

Perpetuity is Forever, Almost Always: Why It Is Wrong To Promote Amendment and Termination of Perpetual Conservation Easements
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When a landowner makes a charitable gift of a conservation easement to a nonprofit organization or government entity and elects to seek a federal tax deduction, both landowner and easement holder are subject to federal tax laws and regulations governing the creation, monitoring, amendment, and extinguishment of the easement.

 

Conservation Easement Reform: As Maine Goes Should the Nation Follow
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This article explores how the Reform Law has worked and whether it makes sense as a model for other states in response to weaknesses in their enabling laws.

 

Use of Conservation Easements in Estate and Conservation Planning
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Under many circumstances, the donation of a conservation easement or sale of such easement for less than fair market value may give income tax, estate tax, and real property tax benefits to the donor or seller.

 

Leaving a Legacy of Land
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Protecting private lands that provide significant natural resource or cultural values is often a capstone objective for landowners, managers, and conservationists.

 

Conservation Almanac

The Trust for Public Land has created the Conservation Almanac, which is a great resource for understanding the context of the conservation and conservation finance movements. Here you can see how much land has been protected in your state, which state and federal agencies have protected the land, the ratio of money spent to land conserved, and policies and programs that could help your state reach its conservation objectives.

 

How a Conservation Easement Works - Sample example of conservation easement

A simple example illustrates how a conservation easement works in practice. Let’s assume pressure from buyers building vacation homes has pushed the value of land up in recent years to the point where the family is concerned about how the next generation will pay the estate tax bill without selling the land.

 

Land Preservation - An Essential Ingredient in Smart Growth
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The preservation of land for working rural landscapes, wildlife habitat, urban parks, recreational trails, and protecting water supplies and floodplains is emerging as an integral component of smart growth programs.

 

6 Basic Steps to Conveying a Conservation Easement
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How does one go about donating or selling a conservation easement.? There is no one right way to go about it. However, the following outline shows the most common steps to the process.

 

The Law of Agricultural Land Preservation in the United States
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Thomas Daniels and John Keene's new book breaks down the legal principles, federal and state requirements, and the legal issues that affect agricultural land preservation efforts.

 

Maine Futures Community Mapper

The Maine Futures Community Mapper (MFCM) is a web-based tool that helps Mainers: (1)identify locations that are most suitable for future development, conservation, agricultural uses, or forestry; (2) identify potential conflicts and compatibilities between different land uses; and(3) envision their future landscape under different possible scenarios of change.

Ensuring a future where Mainers can count on vibrant communities with vital economic development, coupled with a sustainable natural resource base, requires thoughtful planning. We developed the MFCM in partnership with dozens of stakeholders from the economic development, conservation, forestry, and agriculture communities to assist planners, citizens, policy-makers, and scientists in planning for our collective future.

 

Find a Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCCs)

Find an LCC here. The 22 LCCs collectively form a network of resource managers and scientists who share a common need for scientific information and interest in conservation. Each LCC brings together federal, state, and local governments along with Tribes and First Nations, non-governmental organizations, universities, and interested public and private organizations. Our partners work collaboratively to identify best practices, connect efforts, identify science gaps, and avoid duplication through conservation planning and design. 

Managing the landscapes that provide our natural and cultural resources has become increasingly challenging. With the signing of Secretarial Order No. 3289, the Department of the Interior launched the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) to better integrate science and management to address climate change and other landscape scale issues. By building a network that is holistic, collaborative, adaptive, and grounded in science, LCCs are working to ensure the sustainability of our economy, land, water, wildlife, and cultural resources. 

 

Using the Conservation Tax Incentive
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This short brochure summarizes the conservation easement tax incentive and provides answers to some frequently asked questions. For the late ...

 

Conservation Easements
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One tool for estate planners is the conservation easement, by which a landowner voluntarily restricts his or her land from being developed, restricts the amount of development or protects existing features, like a building facade with historic value.

 

Conservation Easements - How Flexible Is Too Flexible?

To ensure the continued conservation of natural resources and habitats, it is important to ensure that easements are not simply undone by successors to the original parties after the tax benefits have been realized.& ...

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

2015 National Land Trust Census Report

 

Conservation Easements - A Tool for Preventing the Fragmentation of Family Lands
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Land stewards can use conservation easements to help manage the future. Conservation easements can be created to protect different natural assets ranging from endangered species and water sources to productive, open space and agricultural land.

 

Maine Attorney General Prevents Termination of Conservation Easement
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Over the past two years, the Office of the Maine Attorney General has upheld the continued existence of a conservation easement that a landowner had sought to terminate.

 

Uniform Conservation Easement Act Summary
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Although traditional uses of land for industrial, commercial, residential and agricultural purposes have continued, conservation and historic preservation have become important as well.

 

Uniform Conservation Easement Act (with 2007 Amendments)
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The Act enables durable restrictions and affirmative obligations to be attached to real property to protect natural and historic resources.

 

Multi-Generational Ownership and Planning for Family Owned Properties
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The paper explains many of the common legal tools used by families to manage and/or transfer family lands, and gives a very good overview of the expectations and considerations families will face throughout the process.

 

Forever Donation
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A landowner recently asked us: What is the best way to ensure that the land I donate is not sold? We put the question to the land trust community and it generated quite a bit of activity on the land trust listserv.

 

Tax Benefits of Donating Conservation Land
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There are several kinds of tax benefits available to donors of land or conservation easements. This article attempts to summarize these benefits and provide some examples of how they work.

 

What is a Land Trust?

Land trusts are non-profit organizations directly involved in the permanent protection of land and its resources for the public benefit. A trust may operate on a local, state, regional, or national level.

 

Bundle Of Rights Approach To Value
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The bundle of rights theory maintains that ownership of a parcel of real estate may embrace a great many rights, such as the right to its occupancy and use; the right to sell it in whole or in part; the right to bequeath; the right to transfer by contract for specified periods of time, the benefits to be derived by occupancy and use of the real estate.

 

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

 

13 Components of a Successful Transferable Development Right Program
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For those of you who don’t know, TDR stands for Transferable Development Rights. Simply put, these are typically programs that are designed by local government to allow for the free market transfer of subdivision or development rights from a rural (agricultural and/or conservation) zone to a designated development zone within a jurisdiction.& ...

 

NextGen Conservation - Peninsula Open Space Trust engages Millennials in its mission.
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The 80 million-plus Millennials in the United States represent the next generation of potential land trust supporters and advocates.

 

Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities
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Many rural communities are facing challenges, including rapid growth at metropolitan edges, declining rural populations, and loss of working lands.

 

Conservation of Private Lands - Opportunities and Challenges for the States
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Private land conservation initiatives are a critical component of any state-level quality of life agenda. Although concerns over sprawl, including the loss of prime agricultural lands and significant green space, continue to be one of the underlying rallying cries in support of state-level smart growth initiatives, the fact remains that with few exceptions, conservation of privately-owned working lands has not received significant attention in smart growth literature or conferences.

 

Bosque Canyon Ranch v. Comm’r—Partnerships Denied Deductions for Conservation Easements Allowing Movable Homesites and Taxed on Disguised Sales of Homesites
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Bosque Canyon Ranch, L.P. located in the hill country of Texas was just denied $15.9 million of deductions claimed by partnerships for the donation of conservation easements on two grounds in a tax court decision.

 

The Conservation Easement Quiz
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Take a quick quiz and test your knowledge on conservation easements and learn if they can work for you.

 

Conservation Easement Paragraph Databank
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The CE Paragraph Databank is a work in progress assembled by the Stanford Conservation and Climate Change Drafting Committee and a number of CE professionals assisting in the work.

 

Conservation Easements and the 2010 Roth Conversion - A symbiotic relationship
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It may come as a shock, but there is a sort of symbiotic relationship at work between property owners with conservation easements and the IRS.

 

Using Conservation Easements to Protect Working Forests
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For decades, conservation easements have protected open space values such as wildlife habitat, ecological diversity, recreational access and aesthetics.

 

Farm and Forest Land Preservation With Conservation Easements
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This publication is intended to provide basic information on conservation easements for landowners, community leaders, students and other interested individuals.

 

The Importance of Land Trusts to Forestry
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Almost everyone in forestry has heard of land trusts since they have become a common fixture especially in areas that are rapidly urbanizing.

 

Conservation Easements - Donor Beware
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Conservation easements have garnered significant attention and gained popularity over the last few years due in part to the availability of federal tax deductions and Virginia state tax credits associated with conservation easements.

 

Easements prove valuable in efforts to protect land
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Practically no one had heard of conservation easements 15 years ago when Charleston native Herbert J. Butler began trying to protect his hundreds of acres of former rice fields.

 

State of the Land 2006, A brief inventory of public and private land in the United States
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“In wildness is the preservation of the world.” Quoted from an essay by Thoreau lamenting the way in which modern urban life has made natural resources into commodities and isolated people from the natural processes on which their lives depended.

 

An Overview of Financial Alternatives for Land Conservation Transactions
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Clearly, the motivation for a land conservation transaction is often the desire of the landowner to safeguard the property. However, this objective must be balanced with the need to maximize the return to the landowner.

 

Show Conservation Easements Organizations & Professionals (404)
There are 404 resources serving Somerset County in the following categories:
map itMap of Conservation Easements Organizations & Professionals serving Somerset County
Agricultural Law Attorneys
Farmers Legal Action Group
- St. Paul, MN
Legal Services Food Hub
Conservation Law Foundation - Boston, MA
Norman Hansen & Detroy
Lorri A. Hall - Office Services - Portland, ME
The National Agricultural Law Center
- Fayetteville, AR
Certified Appraisers
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Bret P. Vicary, PhD, MAI, LPF, CGA
Sewall Forestry & Natural Resources LLC - President - Old Town, ME
H. Randolph Glennon, III, MAI, AI-GRS
- Yarmouth, ME
J Chet Rogers, MAI
- Real Estate Appraiser & Consultant - Hollis, NH
J. Chet Rogers, MAI
- Hollis, NH
Keith Ross
LandVest - Senior Advisor - Warwick, MA
Kevin M. King, SRA
Crossroads Appraisal - Yarmouth, ME
Mason, Bruce & Girard
- Blacksburg, VA
Philip D. Bailey, MAI
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc. - Senior Appraiser, Eastern US & International - Blacksburg, VA
Shawn Smith
Earth Asset Partnership, LP - Founder & Managing Partner - Huntington, VT
Conservation Districts
Maine Association of Conservation Districts
- Portland, ME
Somerset County Soil & Water Conservation District
- Skowhegan, ME
Conservation Groups and Associations
Access Fund
- Boulder, CO
ACRE Investment Management, LLC
- The Plains, VA
Agrarian Trust
Ian McSweeney - Director - Weare, NH
AGree
- Washington, DC
Agronomic Science Foundation
Susan Dearing-Bond - Director - Fitchburg, WI
Alec Giffen
- Senior Forest Science And Policy Fellow - Chelsea, ME
American Agri-Women
- Colchester, VT
American Conservation Coalition
- Appleton, WI
American Farm Bureau Federation
- Washington, DC
American Fisheries Society
- Bethesda, MD
American Forest Foundation
- Washington, DC
American Forests
- Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Conservation
Sandra Tassel - Program Coordinator - Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
- Silver Spring, MD
American Rivers
Jaime Sigaran - Associate Director - Washington, DC
American Tree Farm System
Paul DeLong - Senior Vice President, ATFS & Conservation - Washington, DC
Ann Ruzow Holland, Ph.D. AICP
- Willsboro, NY
Appalachian Mountain Club
- Boston, MA
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
- Harpers Ferry, WV
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Washington, DC
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
- Hadley, MA
Bat Conservation International
- Austin, TX
Bee City USA
An Initiative of the Xerces Society - Portland, OR
Biobased Maine
- Portland, ME
Boone and Crockett Club
- Missoula, MT
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Ottawa Valley Chapter
- Ottawa, ON
Center for Collaborative Conservation
Warner College of Natural Resources - Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
- Bozeman, MT
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
- Missoula, MT
CitSci.org
Greg Newman - Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
ConservAmerica
- Washington, DC
Conservation Law Center
Christian Freitag - Director - Bloomington, IN
Conservation Plus
- The Plains, VA
Conservation Solutions, LLC
Palmer Brock - Greenwood, MS
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
- Sheffield, MA
Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports
- Washington, DC
Delta Waterfowl Foundation
- Bismarck, ND
EcoAgriculture Partners
- Oakton, VA
Ecological Restoration Business Association
- Tysons, VA
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Environmental Incentives
- South Lake Tahoe, CA
Equine Land Conservation Resource
- Lexington, KY
Equity Trust
- Amherst, MA
Farmers For Monarchs
Franklin Holley - Keystone, CO
Forest Stewards Guild
- Santa Fe, NM
Forest Stewardship Council
- Minneapolis, MN
Great Ecology
- San Diego, CA
Green School Alliance
- New York, NY
Hunt Fish 30x30 Coalition
Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation - Washington, DC
Iara Lacher
Seven Bends Nursery - Ecologist / Consultant - Winchester, VA
Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program
Monarch Joint Venture - St. Paul, MN
Itasca Ladyslipper Farm
Carol Steele - Grand Rapids, MN
Izaak Walton League
- Gaithersburg, MD
John Sanderson
Center for Collaborative Conservation - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Journey North
- Madison, WI
Julia Debes
Pheasants Forever - Working Lands for Wildlife Director of Agricultural Communications - Hoisington, KS
Keeping Maine’s Forests
- Augusta, ME
Lakes Environmental Association
Peter Lowell - Executive Director - Bridgton, ME
Land For Good
- Keene , NH
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Maine Christmas Tree Association
- West Newfield, ME
Maine Forest Products Council
- Augusta, ME
Maine Huts and Trails
- Kingfield, ME
Maine Lakes Society
- Yarmouth, ME
Maine Mountain Collaborative
- Portland, ME
Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program
- Augusta, ME
Maine Rivers
- Yarmouth, ME
Maine Sporting Camp Association
- Augusta, ME
Maine Sporting Camp Heritage Foundation
- Hampden, ME
Maine TREE Foundation
Henry L. Whittemore - Executive Director - Augusta, ME
Manomet
- Plymouth, MA
Mark Howell
Grounded Truths LLC - Director/Emergency & Fire Mgmt Specialist - Doniphan, MO
Metro Blooms
Becky Rice - Executive Director - Minneapolis, MN
Monarch Collaborative
Keystone Policy Center - Keystone, CO
Monarch Flyway
- Ogallala, NE
Monarch Joint Venture
- St. Paul, MN
Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
- Madison, WI
National Association of State Foresters
- Washington, DC
National Audubon Society
- New York, NY
National Deer Association
- Bogart, GA
National Family Farm Coaltion
- Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
- Washington, DC
National Forestry Association
Keith A. Argow - President, Director at Large - Vienna, VA
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - College Station, TX
National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Washington, DC
National Wild Turkey Federation
- Edgefield, SC
National Wildlife Federation
- Reston, VA
Native Plant Trust
- Framingham, MA
Natural Areas Association
- Pittsburgh, PA
Nature Manitoba
Roger Turenne - President - Winnipeg, MB
North American Grouse Partnership
- Garden Valley, ID
North Maine Woods, Inc
- Ashland, ME
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
- Waitsfield, VT
Orianne Society
- Tiger, GA
Parks for Pollinators
National Recreation and Park Association - Ashburn, VA
Partnership for Conservation
- Washington, DC
Pheasants Forever
- St Paul, MN
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
Pollinators Prospering People
- Baltimore, MD
Project Apis m.
- Salt Lake City, UT
Project Monarch Health
- Athens, GA
Quebec-Labrador Foundation
- Ipswich, MA
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
- Washington, DC
Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society
- Coraopolis, PA
Savory Institute
- Boulder, CO
Soil and Water Conservation Society
- Ankeny, IA
Sportsman's Alliance of Maine
David Trahan - Executive Director - Augusta, ME
Sportsmen's Alliance
- Columbus, OH
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Kathy Abusow - President and CEO - Washington, DC
Sustainable Monarchs
- North Platte, NE
Tammy Packie
Downeast Trout Unlimited - National Leadership Council Trout Unlimited- ME Rep - Hulls Cove, ME
Terrafirma RRG LLC
- Burlington, VT
Texan by Nature
- Austin, TX
The American Chestnut Foundation
- Asheville, NC
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
- Washington, DC
The Conservation Fund
- Arlington, VA
The Fund for Wild Nature
- La Canada, CA
The Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Meateater Land Access Initiative
Meat EaterMT
The Pollinator Partnership
- San Francisco, CA
The Trust for Public Land - Maine State Office
Portland Office - Portland, ME
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
- Washington, DC
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Bruce Thacker - President - Thunder Bay, ON
Tin Mountain Conservation Center
- Albany, NH
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Two Countries, One Forest
- East Thetford, VT
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)
- Chesterfield, MO
Unique Places To Save
- Chapel Hill, NC
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
- London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
- Tucson, AZ
Valleys 2000
Bill Huether - Treasurer - Bowmanville, ON
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network
- Manomet, MA
Wildlife Alliance of Maine
- Penobscot, ME
Wildlife Forever
- White Bear Lake, MN
Wildlife Management Institute
- Gardners, PA
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
Consultants - Land
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
American Tree Farm System
Paul DeLong - Senior Vice President, ATFS & Conservation - Washington, DC
Ann Ruzow Holland, Ph.D. AICP
- Willsboro, NY
Brenda Schick
Singing Stream Conservation Consultants - Principal - La Jolla, CA
C-K Associates, Inc
- Baton Rouge, LA
Cirrus Ecological Solutions
Neal Artz - Logan, UT
Conservation Consulting Group
Nancy W. Moore - Managing Partner - Monona, WI
Conservation Resources
- Exeter, NH
Corner Post Land Surveying
- Springvale, ME
David Harper
Land in Common - Charleston, SC
Deborah Perkins, M.S.
First Light Wildlife Habitats - Wildlife Biologist - Poland Spring, ME
Dennis Bidwell
Bidwell Advisors - Northampton, MA
Design Workshop
Anna Laybourn - Principal - Aspen, CO
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
- Redwood City, CA
Eric W. Kingsley
Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC - Vice President - Portland, ME
Evr-green Management Group, Inc
Matt S. Campbell - President - Rome, GA
FB Environmental
- Portland, ME
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Flycatcher LLC
- Yarmouth, ME
Forever Forests, LLC
Nancy G. Zak - Founder - Ball Ground, GA
Green Infrastructure Center
Karen Firehock - Executive Director - Charlottesville, VA
Greener Prospects
- Brunswick, ME
Gregg Elliott
K Gregg Consulting - Conservation Communications Consultant - Cordova, TN
Hemard & Company
Victor E. Hemard Jr. - President - Texarkana, TX
Holistic Management International
Sandy Langelier - Director, Communications & Outreach - Albuquerque, NM
Iara Lacher
Seven Bends Nursery - Ecologist / Consultant - Winchester, VA
J Chet Rogers, MAI
- Real Estate Appraiser & Consultant - Hollis, NH
Jason B. Stinson, CCIM
Commercial Realty Services of Alabama, LLC - Managing Member & Principal - Gadsden, AL
Jeff Littleton
Moosewood Ecological - Chesterfield, NH
Jeremy Sokulsky
Environmental Incentives - President - South Lake Tahoe, CA
Joel Russell
Joel Russell Associates - Principal - Northampton, MA
Jones Associates, Inc.
Rick Jones - President and Owner - Auburn, ME
Julie Boggs
Peoples Company - Land Manager, AFM - Monroe, LA
Keith Ross
LandVest - Senior Advisor - Warwick, MA
Land Conservation Assistance Network
Amos Eno - President / Executive Director - Yarmouth, ME
Linda Ziccardi
Alpine EcoSciences LLC - Owner - Golden, CO
Living Habitats LLC
Heidi Natura, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Principal & CEO - Chicago, IL
LJ Conservation Matters
Leonard Jordan - Douglasville, GA
Mayes, Wilson & Associates
- San Marcos, TX
Mike Howie
American Forest Management - Forester - Ellsworth, ME
Mike Hughes
Hughes Inc. Arbor and Land Management - Licensed Arborist - Freeport, ME
National NEMO Network
- Haddam, CT
Philip D. Bailey, MAI
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc. - Senior Appraiser, Eastern US & International - Blacksburg, VA
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
PlanIt Forward
Patrick Crist - Principal - Broomfield, CO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
resources first
- yarmouth, ME
Rhizoterra Inc.
Avril Stevenson - Project Manager - Spokane, WA
Rich Campbell
Campbell Environmental Group - Maine and New Hampshire Certified Geologist - Falmouth, ME
Robert C. Crane
Woodland Management Service - Consulting Forester - Stevens Point, WI
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine Land Trust
Tom Doak - Augusta, ME
Solutions in the Land, LLC
- Kenosha, WI
SRP Environmental, LLC
- Shreveport, LA
Steve Spencer
Big Pine Consulting - Whitefield, ME
Strategic Conservation Solutions, LLC
Bruce I. Knight - Principal and Founder - Washington, DC
Synergy Resource Solutions, Inc.
- Belgrade, MT
Thomas L. Daniels
University of Pennsylvania School of Design - Professor of City and Regional Planning - Philadelphia, PA
Understanding Ag, LLC
- Fort Payne, AL
Easement Monitoring and Stewardship Services
Brenda Schick
Singing Stream Conservation Consultants - Principal - La Jolla, CA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
- Redwood City, CA
Forest Land Improvement
Timothy R. Nolin - Forester - Ossipee, NH
Forever Forests, LLC
Nancy G. Zak - Founder - Ball Ground, GA
Jonathan Milne
- Environmental Consultant - Sidney, ME
Josh Hollis
Land Solutions - Marshall, CA
Karen Johansen
Wildwood Management - Owner - Bishop, GA
LightHawk
- Denver, CO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Shawn Smith
Earth Asset Partnership, LP - Founder & Managing Partner - Huntington, VT
Estate Planners
Brennan & Rogers PLLC
Smilie G. Rogers - Attorney - York, ME
Creative Conservation, LLC
Jerry A. Bley - Readfield, ME
Jac Arbour
Combined Benefits United - VP and Manager of Life and Annuity Division - Hallowell, ME
Philip C. Hunt
Perkins Thompson - Attorney - Portland, ME
Teel Law Office, LLC
- Portland, ME
Timothy P. Benoit
Perkins Thompson - Attorney - Portland, ME
Estate Planning Attorneys
David J. Backer
Drummond Woodsum - Trust and Estate Planning Group Chair - Portland, ME
David P. Silk
Curtis Thaxter LLC - Portland, ME
Dennis O’Donovan
Epstein & O'Donovan, LLP - Portland, ME
Elizabeth R. Butler
Butler Law Offices, LLC - Brunswick, ME
Elizabeth T. McCandless
McCandless & Coburn LLC - Portland, ME
Gretchen Jones
Eaton Peabody - Brunswick, ME
Jenny Burch
Law Office of Jenny E. Burch - Lawyer - Bath, ME
Jewell & Bulger
Thomas Jewell - Portland, ME
Kristy M. Hapworth
Rudman Winchell Counselors at Law - Senior Associate - Bangor, ME
LeBlanc & Young, P.A.
- Portland, ME
Mark Standen
The Law Office of Mark Standen, LLC - Yarmouth, ME
Maureen E. Keegan
Curtis Thaxter LLC - Portland, ME
Nathaniel Putnam
Eaton Peabody - Bangor, ME
Paul O. Dillon
- Corinth, ME
Pete Thaxter
Curtis Thaxter LLC - Portland, ME
R. Howard Lake, Esq.
Lake and Denison, LLP - Winthrop, ME
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Simon Sidamon-Eristof
Kalbian Hagerty LLP - of Counsel - Washington, DC
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Use Tax Program
- Montpelier, VT
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Farmland Tax Law Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
Managed Forest Law
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Madison, WI
Native Prairie and Wildlife Habitat - Property Tax Benefits
- Des Moines, IA
Native Prairie Tax Exemption Program
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - St Paul, MN
Open Space Conservation - Property Tax Benefits
- Crownsville, MD
Open Space Current Use Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
Reforestation Tax Credit Program
- Oregon Department of Forestry - Salem, OR
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Tree Growth Current Use Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
Waterfowl Restoration Program
- Cambridge, MD
Working Waterfront Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
FSA Local Offices
Somerset County Farm Service Agency
Farm Service Agency - Skowhegan Service Center - Skowhegan, ME
Land Trusts
7 Lakes Alliance
- Belgrade Lakes, ME
Alec Giffen
- Senior Forest Science And Policy Fellow - Chelsea, ME
American Farmland Trust
- Washington, DC
BC Nature
Federation of BC Naturalists - North Vancouver, BC
Brenda Schick
Singing Stream Conservation Consultants - Principal - La Jolla, CA
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Ottawa Valley Chapter
- Ottawa, ON
Conservancy Hornby Island
- Hornby Island , BC
Delta Waterfowl Foundation
- Bismarck, ND
Downeast Salmon Federation
Dwayne Shaw - Executive Director - Columbia Falls, ME
Forest Society of Maine
- Bangor, ME
Fraser Headwaters Alliance
- Dunster , BC
Fraser Valley Conservancy
- Abbotsford, BC
Gabriola Land and Trails Trust
Tom Cameron - President - Gabriola Island, BC
GrassrootsCarbon-PastureMap
PastureMap - San Antonio, TX
Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust
- Washington, DC
Islands Trust Fund
- Victoria, BC
Islesboro Islands Trust
Steve Miller - Executive Director - Islesboro, ME
John Sanderson
Center for Collaborative Conservation - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Kawartha Heritage Conservancy
- Peterborough, ON
Kittery Land Trust
Christine Bennett - Executive Director - Kittery, ME
Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
- Kingston, ON
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia
Sheila Harrington - Programs Director - Victoria, BC
Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust
Simon Rucker - Executive Director - Portland, ME
Maine Audubon
Sally Stockwell - Conservation Director - Falmouth, ME
Maine Farmland Trust
Amanda Beal - President, CEO - Belfast, ME
Malaspina Land Conservancy
Janet Alred - President - Powell River, BC
Michael Hart
LandVest, Inc. - Senior Appraiser - Boston, MA
Nanaimo Area Land Trust
- Conservation Covenants Coordinator - Nanaimo, BC
Nature Conservancy of Canada
National Office - Toronto, ON
Nature Manitoba
Roger Turenne - President - Winnipeg, MB
Nature Trust of British Columbia
- BC Conservation Land Manager - Vancouver, BC
Nature Vancouver
Daniel Overmyer - Vancouver, BC
New England Forestry Foundation
Lisa Hayden - Outreach Manager - Littleton, MA
North American Land Trust
- Chadds Ford, PA
Northeast Wilderness Trust
- Montpelier, VT
Open Space Institute
Jennifer Grossman - Vice President New York Land Program - New York, NY
Pender Islands Conservancy
Sylvia Pincott - Pender Island, BC
Pierce Pond Watershed Trust
- Augusta, ME
Pleasant River Wildlife Foundation
Lois Winter - Executive Director - Addison, ME
Quadra Island Conservancy and Stewardship Society
George Barabas - Heriot Bay, BC
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Missoula, MT
Saco Valley Land Trust
- Saco, ME
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Salt Spring Island Conservancy
Linda Gilkeson - Executive Director - Salt Spring Island, BC
Sanford-Springvale Mousam Way Land Trust
Gordon Johnston - President - Sanford, ME
Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation Habitat Trust Fund
- Moose Jaw, SK
Savary Island Land Trust Society
Liz Webster - Executive Director - Lund, BC
Sebasticook Regional Land Trust
- Unity, ME
Sebasticook River Watershed Association
- Unity, ME
Silva Forest Foundation
Susan Hammond - Slocan Park, BC
Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine Land Trust
Tom Doak - Augusta, ME
Societe de Protection Fonciere de Saint-Adele
Jean-Louis Poirier - President - Saint-Adele, QC
Somerset Woods Trustees
- Skowhegan, ME
Sportsmen's National Land Trust
- Agawam, MA
Terrafirma RRG LLC
- Burlington, VT
The Barn Group
- Brooks, GA
The Nature Conservancy, Maine Field Office
- Brunswick, ME
Trout Unlimited
Chris Wood - President and Chief Executive Officer - Arlington, VA
Vinalhaven Land Trust
- Vinalhaven, ME
Waterloo Region Nature
- Waterloo, ON
Western Foothills Land Trust
Lee Dassler - Executive Director - Norway, ME
Wetlands America Trust
- Memphis, TN
Windham Land Trust
- Co-Presidents - Windham, ME
Natural Resource Law Attorneys
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Brenda M. Buchanan
Warren, Currier & Buchanan - Portland, ME
C-K Associates, Inc
- Baton Rouge, LA
Christopher J. Austin
Rudman Winchell - Partner - Bangor, ME
Conservation Law Center
Christian Freitag - Director - Bloomington, IN
Cynthia M. Mehnert
Rudman Winchell Counselors at Law - Senior Counsel - Bangor, ME
David B. Van Slyke
Preti Flaherty - Partner - Portland, ME
David M. Kallin
Drummond Woodsum - Portland, ME
David P. Silk
Curtis Thaxter LLC - Portland, ME
Dr. Lorenzo Sanchez-Diamond
Sanchez-Diamond Consulting - Senior Partner - Long Beach, CA
Eliza Cope Nolan
Bernstein Shur - Shareholder - Portland, ME
Elizabeth R. Butler
Butler Law Offices, LLC - Brunswick, ME
Endangered Species Law and Policy Group
Nossaman LLP - Los Angeles, CA
Hope Hilton, Esq.
- Harpswell , ME
James N. Katsiaficas
Perkins Thompson - Attorney - Portland, ME
Jeffrey T. Selser
Fletcher, Selser & Devine, LLC - Partner - Portland, ME
Joanna B. Tourangeau
Drummond Woodsum - Portland, ME
Joel Russell
Joel Russell Associates - Principal - Northampton, MA
Jonathan A. Pottle
Eaton Peabody, PA - Shareholder - Bangor, ME
Kaighn Smith, Jr.
Drummond Woodsum - Portland, ME
Karen Huber, Shareholder
Eaton Peabody, PA - Chair, Real Estate and Natural Resources & Timberlands Practice Groups - Bangor, ME
Kristy M. Hapworth
Rudman Winchell Counselors at Law - Senior Associate - Bangor, ME
Legal Services Food Hub
Conservation Law Foundation - Boston, MA
M. Reed Hopper
Pacific Legal Foundation - Principal Attorney, National Litigation Center - Sacramento, CA
Nick Cramer
The Vertex Companies, Inc. - Senior Project Manager - Irving, TX
Norman Hansen & Detroy
Lorri A. Hall - Office Services - Portland, ME
Patrick W. Lyons
Eaton Peabody, PA - Associate - Bangor, ME
R. Howard Lake, Esq.
Lake and Denison, LLP - Winthrop, ME
Richard A. Spencer
Drummond Woodsum - Portland, ME
Robert Levin
- Attorney at Law - Portland, ME
Sarah A. McDaniel
Douglas McDaniel Campo LLC - Attorney/Owner - Westbrook, ME
Stephen J. Small, Esq.
Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C. - Cambridge, MA
William E. Taylor
Pierce Atwood LLP - Partner - Portland, ME
William L. Plouffe
Drummond Woodsum - Portland, ME
William V. Ferdinand, Jr.
Eaton Peabody, PA - Shareholder - Chair, Legislative & Government Relations Practice Group - Augusta, ME
NRCS Local Offices
Jay Braunscheidel
Tall Pines Forest Management - President & Lead Forester - Cornish, ME
Skowhegan NRCS Field Office
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Skowhegan Service Center - Skowhegan, ME
Real Estate Attorneys
Brenda M. Buchanan
Warren, Currier & Buchanan - Portland, ME
Christopher J. Austin
Rudman Winchell - Partner - Bangor, ME
Cynthia M. Mehnert
Rudman Winchell Counselors at Law - Senior Counsel - Bangor, ME
David J. Perkins
Curtis Thaxter - Portland, ME
David M. Kallin
Drummond Woodsum - Portland, ME
J. Gordon Scannell, Jr.
Perkins Thompson - Attorney - Portland, ME
Jane Surran Pyne
- Waldoboro, ME
Karen Huber, Shareholder
Eaton Peabody, PA - Chair, Real Estate and Natural Resources & Timberlands Practice Groups - Bangor, ME
Michael L. Lane
Preti Flaherty - Attorney - Augusta, ME
Nick Cramer
The Vertex Companies, Inc. - Senior Project Manager - Irving, TX
Paul Driscoll
Norman Hanson DeTroy, LLC - Member - Attorney - Portland, ME
Peggy L. McGehee
Perkins Thompson - Portland, ME
Peter Mills
Wright & Mills, P.A. - Skowhegan, ME
Richard A. Shinay
Drummond Woodsum - Portland, ME
Richard A. Spencer
Drummond Woodsum - Portland, ME
Richard D. Prentice
Bernstein Shur - Portland , ME
Sarah A. McDaniel
Douglas McDaniel Campo LLC - Attorney/Owner - Westbrook, ME
Sarah Lang Reinhart
Eaton Peabody, PA - Bangor, ME
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Brenda Muller - Agency Sales Representative - Cayce, SC
William L. Plouffe
Drummond Woodsum - Portland, ME
William V. Ferdinand, Jr.
Eaton Peabody, PA - Shareholder - Chair, Legislative & Government Relations Practice Group - Augusta, ME
State Funding / Technical Resources
Agricultural Marketing Loan Fund
Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry - Augusta, ME
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
- Arlington, VA
Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine
Tori Jackson - Chair - Lisbon Falls, ME
Beginning with Habitat
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife - Augusta, ME
Land for Maine's Future
- Augusta, ME
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Maine Farms for the Future Program
Leigh Hallett - Farmland Protection Specialist
Maine Department of Agriculture Food, and Rural Resources - Augusta, ME
Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund
Carol Gay - Secretariat - Pittston, ME
Northeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Burlington, VT
Senior Farm Share Program
Julie Waller - Senior FarmShare Manager - Augusta, ME
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
- Arlington, VA
Woods Wise Incentives to Stewardship Enhancement
- Augusta, ME
Tax Advisors
Jason B. Stinson, CCIM
Commercial Realty Services of Alabama, LLC - Managing Member & Principal - Gadsden, AL
Philip C. Hunt
Perkins Thompson - Attorney - Portland, ME
Timothy P. Benoit
Perkins Thompson - Attorney - Portland, ME
Water Street Solutions
- Peoria, IL
Tax Credit Brokers
Foss & Company
Tax Credit Specialists - San Francisco, CA

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A Primer on Carbon Sequestration
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Read Kathy’s article on how to avoid bamboozlement when it comes to pseudo/bad science (also known as B.S.) There’s a lot of information out there right now about soil carbon sequestration and what farmers and ranchers can do to sequester more carbon in their soils.

 

Governor’s Task Force on the Creation of a Forest Carbon Program
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The Governor’s Task Force on the Creation of a Forest Carbon Program was established by Executive Order on January 13, 2021. The Executive Order directs the Task Force to develop incentives to encourage forestland management practices that increase carbon storage specifically on woodland owners of 10 to 10,000 acres while maintaining harvest levels overall.& ...

 

Ecosystem Services: New Frontiers in Land-Based Resources
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Ecosystem markets are expanding and morphing into new configurations at a mind-boggling speed. While landowners may be tempted to stay at the house until the dust clears, Ellis suggested landowners get engaged now.

 

What are ecosystem services markets?
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A beginner’s guide to ecosystem service marketplaces Carbon credits. Asset quantification. Protocol assessment. Verifiers. The terms surrounding ecosystem services markets are foreign to most landowners.

 

Conservation Almanac

The Trust for Public Land has created the Conservation Almanac, which is a great resource for understanding the context of the conservation and conservation finance movements. Here you can see how much land has been protected in your state, which state and federal agencies have protected the land, the ratio of money spent to land conserved, and policies and programs that could help your state reach its conservation objectives.

 

Conservation Corridor Toolkit

Landscape corridors are among the most important conservation strategies in the face of global changes such as habitat fragmentation, habitat destruction, and climate change. We aim to bridge the science and practice of conservation corridors.  Conservation Corridor will provide up-to-date findings from science that will inform applied conservation.  And, we will highlight new innovations in applied conservation, with the goal of guiding the direction of applied science toward management needs. Click Here. 

 

COMET-FARM™

COMET-FARM™ is a  whole farm and ranch carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system.  The tool guides you through describing your farm and ranch management practices including alternative future management scenarios. Once complete, a report is generated comparing the carbon changes and greenhouse gas emissions between your current management practices and future scenarios.

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

Leveraging the Landscape - State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2012
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Over the last three years, projects that address the relationships between carbon and forests have moved from the sidelines of international climate action to center field.

 

The Potential for Soil Carbon Sequestration
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Luke Nave from the University of Michigan Biological Station presents this video short course on the fact that the largest terrestrial carbon pool is contained in soils.

 

Grasslands and Carbon - Processes and Trends
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Rebecca McCulley of the University of Kentucky, Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences presents this video short course on Grasslands, which make up 30% of the U.S ...

 

Forests and Carbon - Trends and Data for the U.S.
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In this video short course you can get the scoop on forestland carbon storage in the United States, which helps offset approximately 12% of US carbon emissions from fossil fuels.

 

Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner (Part 2) - Protocols, Projects and Opportunities

Andrea Tuttle presents this video short course ont forest carbon markets and how these can be used to capture and hold carbon on the landscape.

 

Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner (Part 1) - Basics of Carbon Offsets, Markets, and Trading
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Wondering about carbon offsets, credits, baselines, permanence and leakage? Get the carbon basics here and find out why forest offsets could be a bridge to the future.

 

Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers
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The Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers, produced by the American Farmland Trust (AFT), provides an overview of available market opportunities for environmental credits and services, how farmers and ranchers can get involved in them, and ways to encourage their continued growth.

 

Innovations in Market-Based Watershed Conservation in the United States - Payments for Watershed Services for Agricultural and Forest Landowners
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New innovations in payments for watershed services (PWS) have emerged in the past decade and are pointing the way toward watershed protection approaches that might effectively complement existing government conservation programs and incentives for rural landowners.

 

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due - Increasing Landowner Compensation for Ecosystem Services
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This report provides an overview of existing payment programs and markets, and discusses the concepts of bundling and stacking, offer policy recommendations, and provides examples of current efforts to more effectively integrate payment opportunities for landowners.

 

Ecosystem Service Market Development - The Role and Opportunity for Finance
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The creation of tradable credits for the development or preservation of ecosystem services has emerged as a method to provide such payments.

 

Getting Paid for Stewardship - An Agricultural Community Water Quality Trading Guide
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Agricultural producers are finding opportunities to get paid for their stewardship activities through water quality trading. Generally, they sell the amount of nutrients or sediment reduced by conservation practices.

 

Meeting Regulatory Needs with Voluntary Conservation
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Take a look at a PowerPoint presentation on market-based approaches as a voluntary means to reduce the cost of compliance with environmental regulations.& ...

 

Natural Resources Credit Trading Reference
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The purpose of the NRCS Natural Resource Credit Trading Reference is to provide an understanding of how environmental credit trading can be used to increase the provision of conservation and ecosystem services by agriculture.

 

Payments for Forest Carbon
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Payments for forest carbon sequestration are an emerging opportunity for small forest owners to earn additional income, and in turn to sustain both the economic and ecological values of the Northern Forest.

 

Guidance for the Establishment, Use, and Operation of Conservation Banks
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This document provides guidance on the establishment, use, and operation of conservation banks for the purpose of providing a tool for offset mitigating adverse impacts to species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended.

 

Conservation Banking
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This fact sheet was published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in August 2012 is a two page primer on conservation banking with some history and information on how these banks are working today to promote species conservation and help mitigate habitat loss.

 

A Landowner’s Guide to Carbon Sequestration Credits

This guide offers a path for local landowners to earn additional income while helping diminish adverse effects of global climate change through implementation of carbon sequestration and other stackable incentives.

 

Show Conservation Markets Organizations & Professionals (290)
There are 290 resources serving Somerset County in the following categories:
map itMap of Conservation Markets Organizations & Professionals serving Somerset County
Biologists / Ecologists
Bob Humphrey
Sport-Ventures  - Professional Maine Guide - Pownal, ME
Daniel Hill
Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Deer Habitat Biologist - Augusta, ME
Deborah Perkins, M.S.
First Light Wildlife Habitats - Wildlife Biologist - Poland Spring, ME
E. Ann Poole, CWS
Poole Ecological & Environmental Consultancy - Principal - Hillsborough, NH
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
- Redwood City, CA
Flycatcher LLC
- Yarmouth, ME
Jeff Littleton
Moosewood Ecological - Chesterfield, NH
Jim Saxton
Boyle Associates Environmental Consulting - Wildlife Bilogist - Portland, ME
Leigh (Eric) Hoar
Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Lands Management Biologist - Augusta, ME
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Robert Cordes
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Strong, ME
Ryan Robicheau
- Biologist (Land Management) - Sidney, ME
Steve Spencer
Big Pine Consulting - Whitefield, ME
Steven Young
- Certified Wildlife Biologist - FRENCHVILLE, ME
Conservation Credit Markets
Blue Source
- Cottonwood Heights, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Chestnut Carbon Solutions
- New York, NY
Climate Action Reserve
- Los Angeles, CA
Conservation Resources
- Exeter, NH
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
- Redwood City, CA
Ecological Restoration Business Association
- Tysons, VA
Ecosystem Marketplace
- Washington, DC
Ecosystem Services Market Consortium
Debbie Reed - Executive Director - Falls Church, VA
EP Carbon
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Works
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Trends
- Washington, DC
Grassroots Carbon
- San Antonio, TX
GrassrootsCarbon-PastureMap
PastureMap - San Antonio, TX
Green Assets, Inc
- Wilmington, NC
Indigo Ag
- Boston, MA
Soil Value Exchange, PBLLC
- Houston, TX
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
Unique Places Conservation
Michael Scisco - Conservation & Mitigation Specialist - Albuquerque, NM
Fisheries Biologists
Francis Brautigam
- Regional Biologist - Gray, ME
Joseph Overlock
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Biology Specialist - Jonesboro, ME
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Sandra Keppner
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Regional AIS Coordinator - Basom, NY
Foresters
Aaron R Carroll
Alderwood Farm Forestry Services - Limerick , ME
Alec Giffen
- Senior Forest Science And Policy Fellow - Chelsea, ME
Alfred D Schaeffer
Northern Forests Llc - Owner - Gray , ME
Alvin E Yates
- W Paris , ME
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Anita Blakeman
Woodland Care Forest Management - Licensed Forester, NH and Maine - North Sutton, NH
Barbara E. Brusila
Mid-Maine Forestry - Warren, ME
Benjamin Povak
Pine State Timberlands - Skowhegan, ME
Blaine N. Miller
Dirigo Timberland Management - Owner - North Anson, ME
Bob Kilpatrick
- Limestone, ME
Bret P. Vicary, PhD, MAI, LPF, CGA
Sewall Forestry & Natural Resources LLC - President - Old Town, ME
Brian Reader
Reader Forest Management - North Waterboro, ME
Bryan J Savoy
Sappi North America - Skowhegan , ME
Caleb Winslow
Wadsworth Woodlands Inc - Licensed Professional Forester - Hiram , ME
Carl H Sanborn
Cs Forestry Services - Bangor , ME
Carol L. Redelsheimer
- Yarmouth, ME
Chad Cote
Landvest - District Forester - Fort Kent, ME
Charles 'Chick' Crockett
- Consulting Forester - Lincoln, ME
Chip Love
Southern Maine Forestry Services - Turner , ME
Chopper One, Inc.
- Eagle Lake, ME
Christopher David Stevens
- Lincoln, ME
Clifton E Foster
Timberstate G. Inc - Gray , ME
Coby Leighton
Dirigo Timberland Management - Forester - North Anson, ME
Dale Covey
- Groveton, NH
Daren Turner
- Professional Maine Guide - Skowhegan, ME
David C. Parker
Parker Forestry Associates, LLC - Owner - North Berwick, ME
David Degruttola
Landvest Inc - District Forester - Bethel , ME
David G Cole
- Hampden, ME
David G. Schaible
Timberland Consultants - Owner - Nobleboro, ME
Duane Nadeau
Forest Resource Specialties, LLC - Wilton, ME
Dylan Smith
Dirigo Timberland Management - Forester - North Anson, ME
Ernest L Carle
- Grand Lake Stream, ME
Ervin B Tower
Towering Forest - Patten , ME
Eugene R. Mahar
LandVest, Inc. - Timberland Region Manager - Bangor, ME
FOR Maine
Brianna Bowman - Program DirectorME
Forest Land Improvement
Timothy R. Nolin - Forester - Ossipee, NH
Forest Society of Maine
- Bangor, ME
Fredrick C Herrick
- Harmony , ME
Gerilyn L. Bosse
Sewall Forestry & Natural Resource Consulting - Senior Consultant - Old Town, ME
Gregory E. Foster
Timberstate G. Inc. - Treasurer - Gray, ME
Gregory J Gorten
Moose Ramble Forestry - Clinton , ME
Harold K. Burnett
Two Trees Forestry - Norway, ME
Hunter C Manley
- Old Town, ME
J. Michael Eash
- Sherman, ME
Jan Santerre
Maine Forest Service - Project Canopy Coordinator - Augusta, ME
Jay Braunscheidel
Tall Pines Forest Management - President & Lead Forester - Cornish, ME
Jeffrey Lewis
- Morehead, KY
Jesse Duplin
Northwest Forest Management - Licensed Professional Forester - Sebago, ME
Jim Ferrante
- District Forester - Greenville, ME
John (Jack) Chappen
Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Lands Management Forester - Augusta, ME
John Bryant
- Holden, ME
John C. Steward
Acadian Timber - VP - Maine Timberlands - Millinocket, ME
John Steward
- Veazie, ME
John W. Ackley
Prism Forestry - Skowhegan, ME
John Wadsworth
Wadsworth Woodlands Inc. - Licensed Professional Forester - Cornish, ME
Jon Doty
Two Trees Forestry - Forester - Winthrop, ME
Jonathan R Scott
- Linneus, ME
Jones Associates, Inc.
Rick Jones - President and Owner - Auburn, ME
Julie Davenport
Maine Forest Service - District Forester - Norridgewock, ME
Karl Buckley
Wadsworth Woodlands Inc - Licensed Professional Forester - Hiram , ME
Keith P. Johnson
Fitts Mountain Forestry - Holden , ME
Ken Lamond
Family Forestry - Brewer , ME
Kent Nelson
Maine Forest Service - Forest Ranger Specialist - Augusta, ME
Lawrence E. Caldwell, III
L.E. Caldwell, LLC - Owner - Turner, ME
Lucas Lamond
Sappi North America - Skowhegan , ME
Lyme Timber Company
- Hanover, NH
Mallory Bussell
Two Spruce LLC - Operations Manager, Licensed Forester - Windsor, ME
Marshall White
Maine Woods Company - Head of Log Procurement - Portage, ME
Mason, Bruce & Girard
- Blacksburg, VA
Matt Jacobs
American Forest Management - Forester - Stratton, ME
Matthew Jacobs
American Forest Management - Stratton, ME
Matthew McCaslin
Dirigo Timberland Management - Forester - Casco, ME
Megan Henderson
- Silver Lake, NH
Mel Harder
Forester At Large - East Hartland, CT
Michael Gould
Dirigo Timberland Management - Owner - North Anson, ME
Michael Maguire
Kezar Forestry, LLC - Forester - Lovell, ME
Mike Howie
American Forest Management - Forester - Ellsworth, ME
Mike Redante
- Bangor, ME
Nathaniel Vir
Sappi North America - Skowhegan, ME
New England Forestry Consultants, Inc
- Bristol, NH
Nick McDougal
Southern Maine Forestry Services - Maine Licensed Forester - North Windham, ME
Nolan Steele
Robbins Lumber Co. - Staff Forester - Searsmont, ME
Northeast Wilderness Trust
- Montpelier, VT
Northeast-Midwest State Foresters Alliance
Kristen Miller - Policy and Communications Director - Menomonee Falls, WI
Orion Timberlands, LLC
- Bangor, ME
P. Forrest Tracy
- Farmington, ME
Paula Pelletier
American Forest Management - Environmental Services Manager - Milford, ME
Philip D. Bailey, MAI
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc. - Senior Appraiser, Eastern US & International - Blacksburg, VA
Rene Noel Jr
- Windham, ME
Richard A Valigura
- Raymond, ME
Richard G. Carbonetti
LandVest, Inc. - Vice President - Newport, VT
Richard Jones
- Auburn, ME
Robert A Thorndike
- Strong, ME
Robert A Thorndike II
- Avon, ME
Robert Leso
- Chesterville, ME
Robert Nelson, CF
- Corinna, ME
Robert S Carlton
Freeman Ridge Forestry - Kingfield , ME
Roger Milligan
St Croix Poperty Svcs - Professional Maine Guide - Baileyville, ME
Ronald E. St. Saviour
Southern Maine Guide Service - Parsonsfield , ME
Seven Islands Land Company
John McNulty - President - Bangor , ME
Sherman R Small
New England Forestry Consultants Inc - Bethel , ME
Stephen Sacks
Sappi North America - Skowhegan, ME
Steve Zagorianakos
American Forest Management - Forester - Milford, ME
The Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands
Ted Wright - Executive Director - Augusta, ME
Thomas G. Cushman
Maine Custom Woodlands, LLC - Durham, ME
Todd Massey
American Forest Management - Forester - Milford, ME
Whitney Souers
Treeline Inc. - Vice President - Lincoln, ME
William A Haslam
American Forest Management - Farmington , ME
Win Smith, Jr.
Robbins Lumber Co. - Searsmont, ME
Geologists / Hydrologists
C&S Environmental Consulting
Buford E. Collier - Senior Environmental Project Manager - Kilgore, TX
Jeff Littleton
Moosewood Ecological - Chesterfield, NH
Rich Campbell
Campbell Environmental Group - Maine and New Hampshire Certified Geologist - Falmouth, ME
Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc.
- Cumberland, ME
Truslow Resource Consulting LLC
Danna Truslow - Principal Hydrologist - Portsmouth, NH
Land Trusts
7 Lakes Alliance
- Belgrade Lakes, ME
Alec Giffen
- Senior Forest Science And Policy Fellow - Chelsea, ME
American Farmland Trust
- Washington, DC
BC Nature
Federation of BC Naturalists - North Vancouver, BC
Brenda Schick
Singing Stream Conservation Consultants - Principal - La Jolla, CA
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Ottawa Valley Chapter
- Ottawa, ON
Conservancy Hornby Island
- Hornby Island , BC
Delta Waterfowl Foundation
- Bismarck, ND
Downeast Salmon Federation
Dwayne Shaw - Executive Director - Columbia Falls, ME
Forest Society of Maine
- Bangor, ME
Fraser Headwaters Alliance
- Dunster , BC
Fraser Valley Conservancy
- Abbotsford, BC
Gabriola Land and Trails Trust
Tom Cameron - President - Gabriola Island, BC
GrassrootsCarbon-PastureMap
PastureMap - San Antonio, TX
Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust
- Washington, DC
Islands Trust Fund
- Victoria, BC
Islesboro Islands Trust
Steve Miller - Executive Director - Islesboro, ME
John Sanderson
Center for Collaborative Conservation - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Kawartha Heritage Conservancy
- Peterborough, ON
Kittery Land Trust
Christine Bennett - Executive Director - Kittery, ME
Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
- Kingston, ON
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia
Sheila Harrington - Programs Director - Victoria, BC
Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust
Simon Rucker - Executive Director - Portland, ME
Maine Audubon
Sally Stockwell - Conservation Director - Falmouth, ME
Maine Farmland Trust
Amanda Beal - President, CEO - Belfast, ME
Malaspina Land Conservancy
Janet Alred - President - Powell River, BC
Michael Hart
LandVest, Inc. - Senior Appraiser - Boston, MA
Nanaimo Area Land Trust
- Conservation Covenants Coordinator - Nanaimo, BC
Nature Conservancy of Canada
National Office - Toronto, ON
Nature Manitoba
Roger Turenne - President - Winnipeg, MB
Nature Trust of British Columbia
- BC Conservation Land Manager - Vancouver, BC
Nature Vancouver
Daniel Overmyer - Vancouver, BC
New England Forestry Foundation
Lisa Hayden - Outreach Manager - Littleton, MA
North American Land Trust
- Chadds Ford, PA
Northeast Wilderness Trust
- Montpelier, VT
Open Space Institute
Jennifer Grossman - Vice President New York Land Program - New York, NY
Pender Islands Conservancy
Sylvia Pincott - Pender Island, BC
Pierce Pond Watershed Trust
- Augusta, ME
Pleasant River Wildlife Foundation
Lois Winter - Executive Director - Addison, ME
Quadra Island Conservancy and Stewardship Society
George Barabas - Heriot Bay, BC
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Missoula, MT
Saco Valley Land Trust
- Saco, ME
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Salt Spring Island Conservancy
Linda Gilkeson - Executive Director - Salt Spring Island, BC
Sanford-Springvale Mousam Way Land Trust
Gordon Johnston - President - Sanford, ME
Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation Habitat Trust Fund
- Moose Jaw, SK
Savary Island Land Trust Society
Liz Webster - Executive Director - Lund, BC
Sebasticook Regional Land Trust
- Unity, ME
Sebasticook River Watershed Association
- Unity, ME
Silva Forest Foundation
Susan Hammond - Slocan Park, BC
Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine Land Trust
Tom Doak - Augusta, ME
Societe de Protection Fonciere de Saint-Adele
Jean-Louis Poirier - President - Saint-Adele, QC
Somerset Woods Trustees
- Skowhegan, ME
Sportsmen's National Land Trust
- Agawam, MA
Terrafirma RRG LLC
- Burlington, VT
The Barn Group
- Brooks, GA
The Nature Conservancy, Maine Field Office
- Brunswick, ME
Trout Unlimited
Chris Wood - President and Chief Executive Officer - Arlington, VA
Vinalhaven Land Trust
- Vinalhaven, ME
Waterloo Region Nature
- Waterloo, ON
Western Foothills Land Trust
Lee Dassler - Executive Director - Norway, ME
Wetlands America Trust
- Memphis, TN
Windham Land Trust
- Co-Presidents - Windham, ME
Mediators
Design Workshop
Anna Laybourn - Principal - Aspen, CO
Dr. Lorenzo Sanchez-Diamond
Sanchez-Diamond Consulting - Senior Partner - Long Beach, CA
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Mitigation Banks
2009-CIM - Clark Island - St. George, ME
Dawn Hallowell - Maine Department of Environmental Protection - Augusta, ME
2009-CIM - Montsweag Brook Dam - Wiscasset, ME
Dan Creek - Site Sponsor - Wiscasset, ME
2010-CIM - Great Meadow Stream - Smithfield - Belgrade Lakes, ME
Dawn Hallowell - Program Sponsor POC - Augusta, ME
2016-DM - Beaverdam Stream Fish Access Restoration-Wesley, ME
Downeast Salmon Federation - Site Sponsor - Columbia Falls, ME
2020 - CIM - Littlefield Woods - CCLT - Chebeague Island, ME
Dawn Hallowell - Program Sponsor POC - Augusta, ME
2022 - CWM - Wesserunsett Inlet - Somerset Woods Trustees - Madison, ME
Dawn Hallowell - Program Sponsor POC - Augusta, ME
Bio-Logical Capital
Grant McCargo - Managing Director, Founder and CEO - Denver, CO
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
- Redwood City, CA
Ecosystem Investment Partners
- Baltimore, MD
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
- New York, NY
Restoration Systems
- Raleigh, NC
Seth Yoho
Williams Forestry & Associates - Regional Manager - Calhoun, GA
Natural Resource Law Attorneys
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Brenda M. Buchanan
Warren, Currier & Buchanan - Portland, ME
C-K Associates, Inc
- Baton Rouge, LA
Christopher J. Austin
Rudman Winchell - Partner - Bangor, ME
Conservation Law Center
Christian Freitag - Director - Bloomington, IN
Cynthia M. Mehnert
Rudman Winchell Counselors at Law - Senior Counsel - Bangor, ME
David B. Van Slyke
Preti Flaherty - Partner - Portland, ME
David M. Kallin
Drummond Woodsum - Portland, ME
David P. Silk
Curtis Thaxter LLC - Portland, ME
Dr. Lorenzo Sanchez-Diamond
Sanchez-Diamond Consulting - Senior Partner - Long Beach, CA
Eliza Cope Nolan
Bernstein Shur - Shareholder - Portland, ME
Elizabeth R. Butler
Butler Law Offices, LLC - Brunswick, ME
Endangered Species Law and Policy Group
Nossaman LLP - Los Angeles, CA
Hope Hilton, Esq.
- Harpswell , ME
James N. Katsiaficas
Perkins Thompson - Attorney - Portland, ME
Jeffrey T. Selser
Fletcher, Selser & Devine, LLC - Partner - Portland, ME
Joanna B. Tourangeau
Drummond Woodsum - Portland, ME
Joel Russell
Joel Russell Associates - Principal - Northampton, MA
Jonathan A. Pottle
Eaton Peabody, PA - Shareholder - Bangor, ME
Kaighn Smith, Jr.
Drummond Woodsum - Portland, ME
Karen Huber, Shareholder
Eaton Peabody, PA - Chair, Real Estate and Natural Resources & Timberlands Practice Groups - Bangor, ME
Kristy M. Hapworth
Rudman Winchell Counselors at Law - Senior Associate - Bangor, ME
Legal Services Food Hub
Conservation Law Foundation - Boston, MA
M. Reed Hopper
Pacific Legal Foundation - Principal Attorney, National Litigation Center - Sacramento, CA
Nick Cramer
The Vertex Companies, Inc. - Senior Project Manager - Irving, TX
Norman Hansen & Detroy
Lorri A. Hall - Office Services - Portland, ME
Patrick W. Lyons
Eaton Peabody, PA - Associate - Bangor, ME
R. Howard Lake, Esq.
Lake and Denison, LLP - Winthrop, ME
Richard A. Spencer
Drummond Woodsum - Portland, ME
Robert Levin
- Attorney at Law - Portland, ME
Sarah A. McDaniel
Douglas McDaniel Campo LLC - Attorney/Owner - Westbrook, ME
Stephen J. Small, Esq.
Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C. - Cambridge, MA
William E. Taylor
Pierce Atwood LLP - Partner - Portland, ME
William L. Plouffe
Drummond Woodsum - Portland, ME
William V. Ferdinand, Jr.
Eaton Peabody, PA - Shareholder - Chair, Legislative & Government Relations Practice Group - Augusta, ME
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
E. Ann Poole, CWS
Poole Ecological & Environmental Consultancy - Principal - Hillsborough, NH
FB Environmental
- Portland, ME
Forest Land Improvement
Timothy R. Nolin - Forester - Ossipee, NH
Jeff Littleton
Moosewood Ecological - Chesterfield, NH
Jennifer Jespersen
Ecological Instincts - Sr. Scientist - Manchester, ME
Jonathan Milne
- Environmental Consultant - Sidney, ME
Jones Associates, Inc.
Rick Jones - President and Owner - Auburn, ME
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Restore America's Estuaries
- Arlington, VA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
- Hadley, MA
Blaine N. Miller
Dirigo Timberland Management - Owner - North Anson, ME
Coby Leighton
Dirigo Timberland Management - Forester - North Anson, ME
Deborah Perkins, M.S.
First Light Wildlife Habitats - Wildlife Biologist - Poland Spring, ME
Flycatcher LLC
- Yarmouth, ME
Jim Saxton
Boyle Associates Environmental Consulting - Wildlife Bilogist - Portland, ME
Jonathan Milne
- Environmental Consultant - Sidney, ME
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Michael Gould
Dirigo Timberland Management - Owner - North Anson, ME
Rewild Maine
Zach Rouda - Director / Instructor - Portland, ME
Steven Young
- Certified Wildlife Biologist - FRENCHVILLE, ME