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Phone: 207-221-2753
189 Main Street
Yarmouth
Maine 04096
USA
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Target demographics: Private landowners and resource providers who steward the ranch lands, nonindustrial forest lands, and farm land of the United States.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 244,700 in 2010

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Research blogs online with a private lands focus; monitor news from key sister organizations; provide administrative assistance if located near Yarmouth, Maine.

Geographic areas served: entire United States

Programs: Conservation Yellow Pages of natural resource management professionals; Tax and Estate Planning Advice; Conservation Resources (cost-share programs); Resource Library for experts and landowners; "Keep Working Lands Working" blog of interviews with national leaders; Toolbox with links to resources of immediate use to landowners, Exchange with daily updates on deadlines for federal, state, local programs and news.

Mission:
The RFF mission is to support private sector initiatives that conserve natural resources on private lands and sustain rural communities, economies, and green businesses.
Results:
Since 2000, RFF has developed 3 national websites and 6 regional websites for landowners. In 2006, Willard Dyche received the USDA's Group Honor Award for Excellence for participating in the development of energy consumption awareness tools (http://www.privatelandownernetwork.org/toolbox/). We have granted 27,000 in funds to national conservation programs, developed over 17,000 pages of specialized information and garnered a following of close to 3 million page views per year. In 2010, we opened the Mississippi State Conservation Center, http://stateconservation.org/miss/

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07/27/11
Resources First Foundation funds the Private Landowners Network that helps landowners find professionals to work on their land. With their help we now have a mapping function where landowners can find foresters who fit their needs. This is a great service to members of the Association of ... more »
06/28/11
The Resources First Foundation offers essential, organized information that empowers landowners to make wise decisions as they consider ways to conserve their lands. In Connecticut, 90% of the state‚Äôs forests are in private ownership, and over half of these private landowners are 65 or older. ... more »
05/25/11
RFF is a valuable resource for locating professionals and relevant programs all over the country in land conservation and related fields. I use the service myself and I recommend it to clients. The information provided is reliable and accurate as well as being frequently updated. In addition the ... more »
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