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Hopeful, creative, effective action for the wild…

The forests and wildlife of the northeastern United States have undergone a dramatic resurgence during the past century. While cause for hope, this remarkable recovery is incomplete. Our region’s natural heritage is increasingly threatened by development, pollution, forest fragmentation, climate change, and unstable ownership. The need to permanently protect wild lands and waters has never been greater. The Northeast Wilderness Trust is meeting this challenge, working with private landowners and other partners to save wildlife habitat from the Adirondacks to Maine. The Trust is the only regional land trust focused exclusively on preserving wilderness areas—places where nature directs the ebb and flow of life. Since its founding in 2002, the Trust has conserved more than 27,000 acres in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Continuing this record of success depends on you—please join us!

FEATURED PROJECT

IN PROGRESS: The Sawtelle Addition

Expanding the Binney Hill Wilderness Preserve for wildlife and people

“The Wapack Trail is a scenic and historic gem of New England, but it is only as permanent as the land through which it passes. The Sawtelle Addition to the Binney Hill Wilderness Preserve would …
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Why Wilderness?

An Earth Day Reflection

Americans came together 49 years ago to celebrate the first Earth Day. We committed to making our planet a more livable place. We’ve cleaned up our water. We’ve reduced air pollution. We can drink and breathe easier now.

Author Phil Hough …
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Burnt Mountain: Forever-Wild

5,487-acre property becomes Vermont’s largest privately conserved forever-wild preserve

Big, wild, and connected: that’s our dream for wildlands of the Northeast. The Burnt Mountain forever-wild easement is just the sort of project that helps achieve that lofty vision.

In an exciting new partnership between …
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Student-focused Wilderness Stewardship Program takes shape at Muddy Pond

Innovative partnership with Plymouth-based Map Academy introduces wilderness to area youth Map Academy teacher, Lance Merritt, and students at Muddy Pond.

“It has been really rewarding partnering with Joe and Northeast Wilderness Trust so far.  There is a well-established benefit to getting students out in …
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