The last two decades have seen dramatic, unprecedented growth in conservation lands in the Northern Forest, stretching from upstate New York through Maine. The conservation community, in coordination with public agencies, has been able to take advantage of changing forest ownership structure and a significant expansion of public and private funding, to support this increase in protected lands. As OSI's Peter Howell discusses in this article, Maine has been a laboratory for some of the largest and most innovative land transactions. Download PDF
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