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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 35,000 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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Latest News

Science and wonder at the Bridgewater Hollow BioBlitz

An aerial view of the proposed Bridgewater Hollow Bramhall Preserve. The Appalachian Trail follows the ridgeline in the background of the image. Photo: Harry White

…People need wild places. Whether or not we think we do, we do. We need to be able to …
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Hatching two birds from one egg:

How wilderness can save us from climate and extinction catastrophe

Wilderness is back in the headlines with an op-ed by Northeast Wilderness Trust in Friday’s Portland Press Herald.

Preserved by Northeast Wilderness Trust in 2007, the old-growth ecosystem of Maine’s Howland Forest is …
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55 Miles to a Wilder World

Shelby Perry, Northeast Wilderness Trust Stewardship Director, is embarking on a 55-mile walk in support of wilderness. Read her note about why below.

A few weeks ago I went to see Bill McKibben speak in Montpelier, where Northeast Wilderness Trust …
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