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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 23,000 acres in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, and Connecticut. Continuing this record of success depends on you—please join us!

FEATURED PROJECT

Simpson Wilderness Preserve

Jericho, Vermont
Fee Ownership; Active Project 

The Simpson Wilderness Preserve project aims to protect over 160 acres of key wildlife habitat in the Chittenden County Uplands Region.  Home to bobcat, bear, fisher, mink, moose, river otter, and many other animals, this land …
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Latest News

Susie O’Keeffe joins NWT Board of Directors

Susie O’Keeffe has joined the Northeast Wilderness Trust Board of Directors. Susie serves as a Research Associate at the College of the Atlantic, (COA) in Bar Harbor, Maine where she explores the ways in which poetic imagination can be developed and applied …
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Event: Tom Wessels – The Importance of Old Growth Forests

When: 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Thursday, March 16, 2017
Where: Unitarian Church, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, VT

Tom Wessels, faculty emeritus at Antioch University New England and author of a number of books, including Reading the Forested Landscape, will discuss …
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Howdy Ira!

Over the last few months Ira Shadis has spent time each week volunteering with the Northeast Wilderness Trust. He is currently undertaking a term of service as an AmeriCorps member with The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board and as part of his …
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