CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection  http://www.ct.gov/dep/site/default.asp

Dovetail Partners, Inc.  http://www.dovetailinc.org/content/about-dovetail
Dovetail Partners is a highly skilled team that fosters sustainability and responsible behaviors by collaborating to develop unique concepts, systems, models and programs.Dovetail, Inc. also hosts the FSC Family Forests Alliance.

Eastern CT Forest Landowners Association (ECFLA)  http://www.ecfla.org/join.htm

Forest Carbon Portal www.forestcarbonportal.com/
Comprehensive information and market analysis on land based carbon sequestration projects.

Forest Guild  www.forestguild.org
Forest Guild is a professional organization of forest stewards and affiliates who are passionate about sustaining and restoring the integrity of our forests while meeting the needs of the communities that rely on them. The Guild’s members’ work provides tangible examples of “excellent forestry”—forestry that is ecologically, economically, and socially responsible.

Forest Stewardship Council – US  www.fscus.org
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC sets high standards that ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable way.

FSC Family Forests Alliance  www.familyforestsalliance.org
TCNF is a core member of this group of organizations working to promote FSC certification of family forests throughout the US.

Maine Forest Service – Forest Certification in Maine  www.maine.gov/doc/mfs/certification/forcert_maine.htm
Certified Forest Land in Maine map.

Maine Forestry Direct Link Loan Program  www.maine.gov/doc/mfs/fpm/water/direct_link_loan/index.html
The Maine Forest Service’s Division of Forest Policy and Management (MFS), Department of Environmental Protection (DEP),and the Maine Municipal Bond Bank (MMBB) have teamed up to offer a mechanism to provide incentive financing to loggers that reduces non-point source pollution risk on timber harvests in Maine.

Massachusetts Department of Conservation (Green Certification) http://www.mass.gov/dcr/stewardship/forestry/manage/greenCert.htm


Invasive Species Links

Invasive Plants of the Eastern US

MNAP Invasive Plant Fact Sheet

UConn Invasive Plant Management Guide
Vermont Invasives
PA Flora Project – Invasive Plants
WI Invasives & Control Recommendations (good reference with control recommendations)

Historic & Cultural Preservation Links (by State)

CT Historic & Preservation Office

Maine Historic Preservation Commission

MA Historical Commission website

New Hampshire
NH Division of Historical Resources

New York
NY Historic Preservation Office website

Rhode Island
RI Historic Preservation Commission

VT Historic Preservation Office

Professional Logging Contractors of Maine (PLC)  The Northeast Master Logger Certification Program was founded by The Professional Logging Contractors of Maine (PLC) is an organization founded by loggers for the sole purpose of supporting loggers. PLC accomplishes this by offering a unified voice that represents independent logging contractors at various economic venues around the state.

American Loggers Council 
The ALC was formed in 1994 to serve as a unified, national voice for professional loggers across the United States. Made up of a coalition of state and regional logging associations and councils, ALC represents more than 50,000 employees and reaches over 10,000 logging contractors.

Center for Rural Partnerships
The Center is aimed at connecting the needs and goals of rural communities with research and productive partnerships.

Certified Logging Professional (CLP)
The CLP program is designed to train and certify loggers in safe, efficient, and environmentally sound logging practices.


Metafore www.metafore.org  Metafore is a source of tools, information and innovative thinking for businesspeople focused on evaluating, selecting and manufacturing environmentally preferable wood and paperproducts.Check out the Forest Certification Resource Center (FCRC) and Environmental Paper Assessment Tool (EPAT) functions on this site.

New Hampshire Divsion of Forest & Lands  http://nhdfl.org/land-management/

NH Timber Harvesting Council/Professional Logger Program  http://www.nhtoa.org/PLPlogger.html

New York Logger Training  http://www.newyorkloggertraining.org/

New York Green Certified State Forests  http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/42947.html

Northern Forest Alliance  www.northernforestalliance.org/
A coalition of conservation, recreation, and forestry organizations united in their commitment to protect the Northern Forest of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York.

Northern Forest Center  www.northernforest.org
Founded in 1997, the Center works through networks and partnerships to build a sustainable economy, revitalize local communities and conserve the landscape of the Northern Forest of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York.

Northern Woodlands Magazine  www.northernwoodlands.com/index.php
The mission of Northern Woodlands is to encourage a culture of forest stewardship in the Northeast by increasing understanding of and appreciation for the natural wonders, economic productivity, and ecological integrity of the region’s forests.

Rainforest Alliance  www.ra.org
Rainforest Alliance is the world’s first global forestry certification program and the first to rely on market forces as a means of conserving forests.

Two Countries, One Forest  www.2c1forest.org/
2C1Forest is a major Canadian-U.S. collaborative of conservation organizations, researchers, foundations and conservation-minded individuals. Our international community is focused on protection, conservation and restoration of forests and natural heritage from New York to Nova Scotia, across the Northern Appalachian/Acadian ecoregion. Check out the “Atlas” portion of the site for some exciting interactive maps.

Vermont Logger Education to Advance Professionalism (LEAP)  http://www.vtleap.com/

Vermont Division of Forestry Resource Management  http://www.vtfpr.org/resource/for_forresmgmnt.cfm