Part of Great Mountain Forest’s work is participating in networks and creating partnerships with other organizations to extend the reach of the Forest’s work. In addition to being a research site for scientists from a variety of institutions with global, national regional, and local reach.

Great Mountain Forest is a member of IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature), FEMC (Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative), and Governor Lamont’s Governor’s Council on Climate Change.

International Union for Conservation of Nature

IUCN is the world’s oldest, largest, and most diverse global environmental network. Created in 1948, the Union is composed of governmental, private, and non-governmental organizations worldwide. GMF is one of over 1,200 member organizations in over 160 countries.
Over 16,000 volunteer experts review scientific research and develop standards for the environmental community. It combines the latest scientific research with traditional knowledge of local communities to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems, and improve people’s wellbeing.

Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

The FEMC is a collaboration among universities, non-profits, and state governments from seven northeastern states. As part of the Cooperative, these organizations share and synthesize forest ecosystem research and monitoring data, facilitate networking and partnership, and provide tools to understand and manage forested ecosystems across the region.

Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3)

In 2019 Governor Ned Lamont re-established and expanded the membership and responsibilities of the Governor’s Council on Climate Change, also known as the GC3. In addition to continuing to address mitigation strategies to reduce greenhouse gases, the newly expanded GC3 will also consider adaptation and resilience in the face of climate change impacts. GMF Executive Director Tamara Muruetagoiena is a member of the GC3 Science and Technology Working Group.