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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: Eagle Mountain Wilderness Preserve

Habitat for bears, moose, and Peregrine Falcons

This area has seen considerable logging over the decades but its wild character is strong and vital—and in the decades to come, if we can protect it now, it will be a jewel of the eastern Adirondacks, a place of …
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Latest News

Newts from the Field: Springing Ahead

Look to the forest floor for some of the first signs of changing seasons, writes Shelby Perry, Stewardship Director of Northeast Wilderness Trust

In the first week of March I start, even though I know it is too early, but the anticipation pulls me like …
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Portraits of wilderness

Accomplished photographer, scientist, and wilderness advocate, Brendan Wiltse, shares a tale from adventures in conservation in a wild (and as yet unprotected) corner of New York’s Adirondack Park. The cliffs of Eagle Mountain and the setting for the author’s story. Brendan Wiltse

Hunkered down below …
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A penny for your thoughts!

Please take our survey today to help us plan for the next five-plus years of work at the Wilderness Trust.

A new day is dawning at Northeast Wilderness Trust. Later this year, we’ll launch a revision of our strategic plan and we want you to …
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