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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!


Sharpsteen Preserve

Jericho, VT
Forever-Wild Easement; Completed Project

Philip Sharpsteen loves the forest and wild orchard that surrounds his home and wants to give future generations a chance to love it, too. That’s why, on December 31, 2014, Mr. Sharpsteen donated a forever-wild easement …
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Latest News

Ecologist Mark Anderson Joins Board

Mark Anderson has joined the Northeast Wilderness Trust’s Board of Directors. Mark is Director of Conservation Science for The Nature Conservancy’s eastern U.S. region. Mark provides science leadership, ecological analysis, and landscape assessment tools for conservation efforts across eighteen states. He holds a …
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Protecting the Wild book cover

Essential Reading

Protecting the Wild: Parks and Wilderness, the Foundation for Conservation is an essential read for those interested in how to best achieve conservation goals. With essays by Harvey Locke, Jane Goodall, NWT board member Spencer Phillips, NWT founding director Kathleen Fitzgerald, and …
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