It’s a big idea—that we can reconnect the woodlands, fields, and wetlands of a vast wildlife corridor that passes through the heart of the Housatonic River Valley from the Hudson Valley to the forests of Canada. It brings together conservation partners in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont at an unprecedented scale. Together, we can realize a shared vision that connects us to the places we love and the wildlife we share this land with.

Follow the Forest is an opportunity for partners to participate in a large, continental vision that can be translated to a local scale. Follow the Forest unites communities, organizations, agencies, and donors to protect and maintain this resilient and essential wildlife corridor. Through our combined efforts to reconnect and conserve core forests, we aim to offset the impacts of climate change and escalating development.


  • Housatonic Valley Association
  • Kent Land Trust
  • Lake Waramaug Task Force
  • Litchfield Hills Audubon Society
  • Mass Audubon
  • Mount Riga
  • Litchfield Land Trust
  • Middlebury Land Trust
  • Morris Land Trust
  • New England Forestry Foundation
  • New Hartford Land Trust
  • Norfolk Land Trust
  • Northwest Hills Council of Governments
  • Rensselaer Land Trust
  • Rensselaer Plateau Alliance
  • Roxbury Land Trust
  • Salisbury Association Land Trust
  • Sharon Land Trust
  • Sheffield Land Trust
  • Staying Connected
  • Steep Rock Association
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Trust for Public Land
  • Vermont Land Trust
  • Warren Land Trust
  • Watertown Land Trust
  • Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy
  • The White Memorial Foundation
  • Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation
  • Winchester Land Trust