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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

A Hallowed Hollow in the Green Mountains

“Both my mom and my dad took me up to the waterfall when I was pretty darn young. All these years later, I still don’t worry about drinking the water. I lived in a lot of other places where you can’t drink the water, and …
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Newts from the field: Squirreled Away for Winter

Our Stewardship Director and resident naturalist, Shelby Perry, just came back from a trip to the Howland Research Forest, a 550-acre living laboratory in central Maine that harbors a unique old-growth forest. Protected by Northeast Wilderness Trust in 2007, Howland allows scientists to conduct long-term …
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Proposed exemption to ‘Roadless Rule’ threatens wilderness everywhere

Northeast Wilderness Trust is grateful to VTDigger.org for publishing the following commentary on November 30th, 2018. The story can be found on their website, here.

Anyone who has spent time on high points of New England’s White or Green Mountains knows that …
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