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2019 In Review

Read about wilderness wins over the past year for each state in the Northeast, from New York over to Maine and down through Connecticut.
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New Bandannas for Monthly Donors!

The Forever-Wild Circle of sustaining donors provide Northeast Wilderness Trust with reliable support. The steady regularity of monthly gifts creates a base that the Wilderness Trust can count on. Not only does this allow us to focus more on what …
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Wilderness Preserve Expands in New Ipswich

New Ipswich, NH – The Northeast Wilderness Trust bought 47 acres of forest and wetlands from Shirley Sawtelle, safeguarding the last remaining unprotected shoreline of Binney Pond and a section of the Wapack Trail. The Wilderness Trust will manage this land as a forever-wild addition to its Binney Hill Wilderness Preserve, which it purchased in 2016.
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We’re Hiring!

Northeast Wilderness Trust seeks a Development Coordinator to be an integral member of our small team. The Coordinator will develop fundraising plans, create and execute strategies for garnering new support, and coordinate fundraising activities.
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Wilderness Rebounds in the Heart of Kingston

Kingston, MA – In the center of the suburbs, Muddy Pond Wilderness Preserve is offering a wild refuge for nature, wildlife, and people. The Northeast Wilderness Trust established the Preserve in 2018, and has been working to re-wild the land and connect students and residents with wilderness.
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Wilderness Podcast features NWT Stewardship Director

We’re thrilled to share the latest episode of the Wilderness Podcast: “Forever Wild” featuring Shelby Perry, Northeast Wilderness Trust’s Stewardship Director. Hosted by Adam Bronstein, the podcast is a passion project about wilderness and wild places, attempting to tell the story of wilderness both past and present.
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NWT Launches 5-Year Strategic Plan

Our brand new strategic plan outlines our tactics to drastically scale up wilderness conservation across the Northeast over the next five years. Using four central pillars, Protect, Connect, Champion, and Sustain, we aim to add 25,000 acres of new forever-wild …
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Eagle Mountain Success

With the slap of her tail, the beaver formally welcomed us to her domain. She dipped back under the tannin-brown water, reemerged, slapped again, and zigzagged around her lodge. This river was her home, not ours; we were interlopers in her wild place.
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Return to Grandeur

Right around Carver or Kingston, southbound travelers reach a transition zone—an ecotone—between the realm of Northern Hardwood Forest and the beginning of the Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens. The composition of the trees becomes heavily pine and oak. The forest floor is littered with dry needles, and scrubby shrubs make up the understory.
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Newts from the Field: Secrets of the Frozen Swamp

Like books in a library, the elements of a frozen swamp appear innocuous and perhaps even boring upon first glance – but tuck in to any piece for more than a moment and you’ll find drama, danger, and maybe even a little magic.
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