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Phone: 207-221-2753
189 Main Street
Maine 04096

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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.

The RFF mission is to support private sector initiatives that conserve natural resources on private lands and sustain rural communities, economies, and green businesses.
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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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 »
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 »
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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