Hudson to Housatonic Conservation Initiative (H2H)

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Hudson to Housatonic Conservation Initiative: Engaging Family Forest Owners in the Stewardship and Conservation of Climate Resilient Habitat and Contributing Tributaries to Reservoirs in Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT

Shortened To: The Hudson to Housatonic Conservation Initiative

Abbreviated As: H2H

The Hudson to Housatonic (H2H) Conservation Initiative is a new inter-state collaboration of more than two dozen local and regional conservation organizations and municipal partners across southwestern Connecticut and Westchester and southeastern Putnam Counties in New York State. H2H partners will engage landowners identified as pivotal in the battle to protect imperiled streams, drinking water reservoirs, and plant and wildlife habitat. Funded by a two-year US Forest Service grant, H2H will be led by Highstead Foundation (on behalf of Fairfield County Regional Conservation Partnership (FCRCP)), Westchester Land Trust, Mianus River Gorge, and Housatonic Valley Association.


This project is funded in part through a grant awarded by the U.S. Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry. H2H is part of the Landscape Scale Restoration Program of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

To learn more about this project’s focus, click this link to download the following publication from the National Academies of Science: Engaging Family Private Forest Owners on Issues Related to Climate Change: A Workshop Summary (2014)

To learn more about H2H, please contact the following partner organizations:

Highstead Foundation (on behalf of FCRCP): Jes Siart, (203)938-8809

Westchester Land Trust: Kate Sann, (914)234-6992 x15

Mianus River Gorge: Rod Christie, (914)234-3455

Housatonic Valley Association: Lynn Werner, (413)394-9796

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