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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!

FEATURED PROJECT

Simpson Wilderness Preserve

Jericho, Vermont
Fee Ownership; Active Project 

The Simpson Wilderness Preserve project aims to protect over 160 acres of key wildlife habitat in the Chittenden County Uplands Region.  Home to bobcat, bear, fisher, mink, moose, river otter, and many other animals, this land …
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Latest News

Event: Tom Wessels on the Importance of Old Growth Forests

Event Announcement- Seward Weber Lecture: The Importance of Old-growth Forests

Tom Wessels, faculty emeritus at Antioch University New England and author of a number of books, including Reading the Forested Landscape, will discuss the importance of old-growth forests as a functional …
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John Davis joins NWT Board of Directors

John Davis has joined the Northeast Wilderness Trust’s Board of Directors.  John co-founded the North American Wilderness Recovery Strategy over two decades ago, which became the Wildlands Project and is now known as Wildlands Network.  John served as editor of …
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Happy Solstice!

On this, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, I am giving thanks for all the people and organizations I know who bring light to the world. These individuals and efforts give me hope that the light will return, as each …
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