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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 25,000 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

We are Hiring: Southern New England Steward

Do you have a passion for wilderness and a desire to help protect these special places? The Northeast Wilderness Trust seeks an enthusiastic conservation professional to join our stewardship team. Follow the link below for more information and application instructions.

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Safeguarding an Adirondack Wildlife Corridor

There is a place on the western shore of Lake Champlain where forest still dominates the landscape and bobcats, bear, otters, and mink can still wander from the lake to the high peaks of the Adirondacks through rocky hills and along river corridors.

Stemming from …
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Signs of Spring: Red Efts on the Move

One of the most iconic amphibian species of spring in the Northeast is the red-spotted newt (Notophthalmus viridescens), which is also called a red eft during its terrestrial adolescent phase.  On rainy spring nights they can seem to fall from the sky, suddenly carpeting areas …
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