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Common Waters Awarded Grant to Protect Source Water

Common Waters Awarded Grant to Protect Source Water

The Pinchot Institute for Conservation’s Common Waters initiative was awarded a 3-year grant to expand its efforts to support and maintain regional water quality in Pike, Monroe, and Sullivan counties. The grant is part of a $35 million multi-year initiative by the William Penn Foundation to protect and restore critical sources of drinking water for 15 million people, many in major cities including New York (NY), Philadelphia (PA), Camden (NJ), and Wilmington (DE).

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Forest Conservation in the Anthropocene

Forest Conservation in the Anthropocene

There is increasing scientific acceptance that we have entered a new “Anthropocene Era” wherein human influence, especially in climate and global population, is altering the evolution of virtually every ecosystem on the planet. On Sept. 17-18, the Pinchot Institute will convene leading thinkers in conservation science and practice to re-examine our vision, goals, and methods for conserving and sustainably managing the forests of the Anthropocene.

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Stewardship Contracting on Federal Forest Lands

Stewardship Contracting on Federal Forest Lands

The USDA Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management were recently given permanent authority to use stewardship contracting as a means to accelerate the pace and scope of forest restoration activities on Federal lands. Read a new report on how this tool is being used by the agencies and their non-agency partners. 

For an overview of stewardship contracting see: A Landmark Policy for Restoring Federal Forests: Permanent Authorization of Stewardship Contracting in the Farm Bill


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