The Center and the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation hosted the Northern Forest Symposium November 4-6, 2015 in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
The symposium gathered 130 people from across the region to address five objectives:
- Forge Relationships. Create and build relationships across landscape, industry, experience and outlook in ways that inform and enhance their work across the region.
- Revitalize Communities. Learn how innovative communities from each state have set themselves on a revitalization path – and generate ideas and strong strategies that other communities might adopt and adapt to do the same.
- Explore Questions of Balance. Delve into how initiatives across the region in different sectors have addressed how to balance our working economy with our working landscape – so that both can endure.
- Advise the Region. Provide practical counsel and ideas to a set of region-wide initiatives on a specific challenge or opportunity each is currently facing.
- Inspire and Energize. Engage participants in reflective, connective and fun exchanges that will refresh their perspective – and catalyze local and regional action!
- The Ties that Bind Us
- Putting Community Back into Community
- Working Landscape=Working Economy: Cross-Sector Collaborations that Work
- Maine Woods Consortium: Quality-Centered Tourism Development
- VT- Combining Resources Under One Roof: Working Lands Enterprise Initiative
- NY- Resort Development in a Protected Place: Adirondack Club & Resort
- NH- Small Town, Big Forest: 13 Mile Woods Community Forest
- ME- The Challenge of (Un)Affordable Heat in Downeast Maine
- VT- Private Lands, Public Benefit: Kingdom Trails
- ME- Balancing Working Lands and Destination Development in the Moosehead Lake Region
- NH- ATVs in Coos County
- NY- Investing in Young Farmers in Essex County
- Scoping – and Advising – the Opportunity
Here are the notes from the Symposium for your use: