Jan 11, 2023
Lisa Hayden
Forestry & Climate

As a native of Putnam, Connecticut, where some of my family’s forest land has been conserved, I have been involved in landowner outreach to woodland owners regarding their options for conservation and sustainable forest management – and in recent years NEFF has been focusing increasingly on the importance of understanding how a changing climate will impact our forest resources and the health of our trees. Many conservation and forestry organizations are now working to identify best practices for natural resource managers and foresters to use in caring for the land for society’s multiple objectives (wildlife habitat, recreation, wood products, and nature’s benefits and services that provide us with clean air and water). I have also served recently on the CT Governor’s Climate Change Council working groups on forests and climate-smart agriculture and forestry.