BETHEL – The Northern Forest Center is seeking nominations for its first Northern Forest Community Partnership Awards, each of which carries a cash prize of $1,000.

Four awards, one for each state, will be presented as part of the 2003 Northern Forest Community Leadership Exchange on Nov. 13 and 14 in Burlington, Vt.

Award recipients will be recognized and presented $1,000.

Deadline for nominations is Sept. 19.

To be selected, a nominee must live or work in the Northern Forest region; demonstrate a spirit of working through partnerships and collaboration; work at the intersection of environment, community and economy and across geographic boundaries; and produce tangible results that advance the well being of the Northern Forest at the local, state or regional scale.

Anyone can nominate a candidate by sending the following information to Heather Cowenhoven, partnerships coordinator, Northern Forest Center, PO Box 210, Concord, N.H. 03302 or by e-mail to [email protected]: name, address, telephone and e-mail of the nominator and nominee and description of the nominee’s relevant work and background (maximum length, one page).

The Northern Forest Center has an office in Bethel. For more information visit

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