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.

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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!
Event sponsors included: Vermont Community Foundation, Mount Washington Resort, Northern Border Regional Commission, USDA Rural Development, Granite Bank, McDevitt Trucks Inc., Adirondack Foundation, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Plum Creek, Maine Community Foundation, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, Community National Bank, Bank of New Hampshire, Passumpsic Savings Bank, Northway Bank

Northern Forest Symposium