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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 10,000 acres in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, and Connecticut. Continuing this record of success depends on you—please join us!


Alder Stream Addition

Atkinson and Charleston, Maine
Fee Ownership; Completed Project

Northeast Wilderness Trust is thrilled to announce that it has purchased approximately 2,300 acres for addition to the Alder Stream Preserve. Protection of this key parcel significantly advances the ecological recovery of …
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Latest News

We’re Divested

Northeast Wilderness Trust’s investments are now fossil fuel free. The Trust had already made a commitment to sustainable investing by working with Trillium Asset Management, but we recently moved to a strategy that excludes all companies that produce fossil fuel–based energy, including oil and …
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John Muir’s Last Stand

On Christmas Eve, one hundred years ago, John Muir’s spirit left his body and set off into the pathless wild. Muir and his conservation legacy have been criticized recently, but we believe the man and his legacy should be celebrated on the centennial …
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