Publication Highlights Stories of Black Owners of Northeast Forestland

‘The Stories Trees Have to Tell’: Black Land Stewardship in the Northeast is a new, 30-page publication produced by collaborators from Cornell University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. It highlights the stories of five Black owners of forestland in Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont, sharing how they acquired their property, what their stewardship goals are, and issues they’ve faced. The publication also provides resources and recommends policies to expand access and support for current or prospective landowners facing legacies of discrimination.