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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

Exceptional Vermont forest takes a giant step closer to permanent protection

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board grant bolsters conservation effort

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MONTPELIER, VT – At a meeting on September 20, the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) committed $160,000 to Northeast Wilderness Trust for the permanent preservation of 359 acres of forestland in Bridgewater …
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Maine’s North Woods just got a little wilder

New Lone Mountain Wilderness Preserve safeguards habitat for rare wildlife

Northeast Wilderness Trust is excited to announce a “forever-wild” gift in Maine’s High Peaks region.

The 1,155-acre Lone Mountain Wilderness Preserve was gifted to Northeast Wilderness Trust (NWT) by longtime Phillips, …
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“A gem worth preserving”

Adirondack Explorer magazine features iconic Northeast Wilderness Trust project

Stretching from sea to sky, the Split Rock Wildway links the Northeast’s “Great Lake” – Lake Champlain – to the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. For wildlife of the North Woods, this …
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