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We regularly post fresh content to our Into the Woods blog. Some posts are pulled from our print Into the Woods newsletter, and others are online-only exclusives. They range from quick takes on current events, to news and research connected to the New England woods, to stories of the people and places that inspire local forest conservation. Bookmark this page to look for new stories as they're published, or subscribe below to our Into the Woods email bulletin for alerts about new content.

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19Jul

NEFF Unveils Game-Changing Forestry Science

In three different studies, NEFF and partners have have modelled and researched climate-smart forestry scenarios that lead to real reductions in atmospheric CO2 levels
By Tinsley • Posted July 19, 2023
18Oct

Meet the White Ash

White Ash is a pioneer species that thrives following natural and man-made disturbance to an ecosystem. Learn its life history and more fascinating facts.
By 36creative • Posted October 18, 2022
07Sep

Gaining Climate Momentum: How NEFF Positioned Itself to Make Hay of a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Writing by NEFF Executive Director Bob Perschel and NEFF Communications Manager Tinsley Hunsdorfer After years of developing, practicing and promoting forest-based solutions to climate change, New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) is now perfectly positioned to take advantage of exciting, once in-a-lifetime opportunities like this year’s $1 billion USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Grant Program, which […]
By 36creative • Posted September 7, 2022
20Jul

NEFF and Partners Apply for Game-Changing USDA Grant

Cutting carbon from our electricity and transportation sectors gets lots of attention, but protecting and growing natural carbon storage must play just as big a role in America’s climate plans. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has prioritized this approach, and its Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program has created a $1 billion grant process to help […]
By 36creative • Posted July 20, 2022
13Jan

Mass Timber Goes Primetime

Writing by NEFF Forest Policy Fellow Connor Rockett Top photo: A contemporary cross-laminated timber house under construction  With a nightly audience of more than a million viewers, the PBS Newshour brought mass timber construction into the spotlight in a recent segment about the Ascent Tower in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The 25-story apartment building will be the […]
By 36creative • Posted January 13, 2022
04Dec

Forest-to-Cities Roundup | Spring and Summer 2021

Writing by NEFF Forest Policy Fellow Connor Rockett and NEFF Climate-Forest Specialist Jen Shakun Top photo: Architecture graduate students from Wentworth Institute of Technology toured NEFF’s Prouty Woods property in Littleton, MA this summer and learned about sustainability in the mass timber supply chain. New England Forestry Foundation’s Forest-to-Cities Climate Challenge (FTC) is helping to […]
By 36creative • Posted December 4, 2021
14Oct

Climate Solutions: Putting New England’s Woods to Work

Learn how we’re beginning to put Exemplary Forestry to work across the region, while also championing the sustainable wood these standards produce as a replacement for other, more energy-intensive building materials. In summer 2021, New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) ran a climate solutions special issue of its newsletter, Into the Woods. The issue’s introduction and […]
By 36creative • Posted October 14, 2021