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Together our Future is Wild! Spring 2017 Newsletter

Friends, we are pleased to present the Spring 2017 Newsletter from the Northeast Wilderness Trust!

Our work is as exciting as ever from a new conservation project in Bridgewater Corners, Vermont to welcoming Susie O’Keeffe …
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We are hiring!

We are currently accepting applications for the Executive Director position at Northeast Wilderness Trust.

After 15 years with Northeast Wilderness Trust- 11 on the Board and 4 years as our Executive Director, Daryl Burtnett will be stepping down …
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Susie O’Keeffe joins NWT Board of Directors

Susie O’Keeffe has joined the Northeast Wilderness Trust Board of Directors. Susie serves as a Research Associate at the College of the Atlantic, (COA) in Bar Harbor, Maine where she explores the ways in which poetic imagination …
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Howdy Ira!

Over the last few months Ira Shadis has spent time each week volunteering with the Northeast Wilderness Trust. He is currently undertaking a term of service as an AmeriCorps member with The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board …
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Welcome Shelby!

Shelby Perry has joined Northeast Wilderness Trust’s staff as Conservation Assistant. Most recently, Shelby received her master’s degree from the University of Vermont’s field naturalist program. A Vermont native, she has also lived and worked in California, the Caribbean, and …
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Land Protected in the Foothills of the Greens

More than 640 acres of land in Lincoln and Bristol, Vermont have been permanently protected thanks to the vision of Lester and Monique Anderson, and a collaboration between Vermont Family Forests and Northeast Wilderness Trust.  As of March …
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Ecologist Mark Anderson Joins Board

Mark Anderson has joined the Northeast Wilderness Trust’s Board of Directors. Mark is Director of Conservation Science for The Nature Conservancy’s eastern U.S. region. Mark provides science leadership, ecological analysis, and landscape assessment tools for conservation efforts across …
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What Does Stewardship Mean?

Stewardship: the activity or job of protecting and being responsible for something, especially: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care* (Merriam-Webster online)

While our general approach to forest management is simply to let nature thrive, Northeast Wilderness Trust must …
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Stewardship: Another Viewpoint

Watch the video for Tom Butler’s take on the etymology of the word stewardship, and his thought-provoking critique of the land conservation sector’s use of language. We agree that language is powerful and complicated, and we’ll continue to examine closely not …
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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 …
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