A Great Resource
The Northern Forest region of northern Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York is home to more than 2 million people who live in rural communities, larger towns and small cities surrounded by the largest intact forest in the eastern United States.
Voice for the Region
The Center pulls together community and business leaders to make the Northern Forest voice heard in Washington, DC and in state capitals. Saranac ( NY) Town Councilman Jerry Delaney (right) accompanied Center staff and other community partners to Washington DC to ask lawmakers to level the playing for wood heat. Read more...
Expanding Wood Pellet Heating
The Berlin Housing Authority (BHA) expects to save $11,000 a year on heating now that it has switched from oil to a highly efficient, fully-automated wood pellet boiler through the Center’s Model Neighborhood Project.
Creating better jobs, stronger forest-based industry
“The work is out there, but if we can’t recruit, train and retain a skilled workforce, our opportunities for growth are more limited. This program will significantly advance the woodworking sector in our area and we’re looking forward to the possibilities it brings us.”
—Kevin Hastings, owner and president, Amoskeag Woodworking, Colchester, VT
The Center helps create economic opportunity and community vitality from healthy working forests in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York.
The center helps communities, businesses and landowners generate income from the sustainable use of the forest through:
Regional Capacity & Networking
Center programs build capacity across the region through:
Invest in the future of the Northern Forest by making a donation to the Northern Forest Center. Your contribution can help create economic opportunities that promote conservation and community benefits.
Please make a donation today!
Model Neighborhood Project Reaches 40 Home Target - 12/04/13
We’ve reached an important goal for our Model Neighborhood Project in Berlin, NH! We set out to install 40 highly-efficient, central wood pellet boilers in Berlin, NH. Already, the first 39 particip…Read More
New Thermal Biomass Policy Report - 11/25/13
Public policy is an important tool for accelerating the adoption of modern wood heating across the Northern Forest and beyond. Using the stories and data from our Model Neighborhood Projects, the Ce…Read More
Northern Border Regional Commission announces 2013 grants - 10/10/13
The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) announced the winners of its 2013 round of grants. The Commission’s focus is to help address the community and economic development needs of the most s…Read More
Action Opportunity: Sign-on to encourage supportive federal policy for wood heat - 09/25/13
The Northern Forest Center and Sustainable Northwest in Oregon are partnering to establish a unified wood heat policy network between forested regions across the United States. Our goal is to connec…Read More