Our mission

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Protecting core habitats, connecting landscapes

Two Countries, One Forest is dedicated to restoring and protecting the natural heritage of the Northern Appalachian-Acadian ecoregion of northeastern North America, which stretches from New York to Nova Scotia.

In collaboration with multiple stakeholders, we work to create a unified conservation vision and apply the principles of science-based conservation to work and think on various scales to ensure connectivity between ecologically significant and at-risk areas. Major initiatives include implementing on-the-ground conservation projects in wildlife corridors, identifying conservation priorities, providing tools for information and knowledge exchange, monitoring trends in land protection, and catalyzing natural resource policy efforts.

As humans expand our influence over the natural world, we hope to encourage a common understanding that a shared, cross-border responsibility exists to protect this precious ecoregion’s long-term health. Sustaining key linkages in wildlife areas helps safeguard native wildlife and plants from effects of habitat fragmentation and climate change, as well as supporting human activities and values that rely on the forest landscape. 

Our approach

We work to transform parks, refuges, and forests across the Northern Appalachian-Acadian ecoregion into living, breathing ecosystems for all species, plant and animal, large and small.

We strive to play major roles in conserving the Northern Appalachian-Acadian ecoregion and promoting environmental stewardship in our communities by:

  • Serving as a forum to enhance collaboration among conservation organizations and scientists at the ecoregional level
  • Harnessing cutting-edge science for conservation planning
  • Promoting science-based, ecoregional conservation and restoration

We’ve taken on the challenge of keeping the remaining forest habitat healthy by working and thinking at an ecoregional level, within ecological borders rather than political boundaries.

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