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An Earth Day Reflection

Americans came together 49 years ago to celebrate the first Earth Day. We committed to making our planet a more livable place. We’ve cleaned up our water. We’ve reduced air pollution. We can drink and breathe …
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Student-focused Wilderness Stewardship Program takes shape at Muddy Pond

Innovative partnership with Plymouth-based Map Academy introduces wilderness to area youth Map Academy teacher, Lance Merritt, and students at Muddy Pond.

“It has been really rewarding partnering with Joe and Northeast Wilderness Trust so far.  There is a well-established benefit …
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Homing in on the wild Northeast

People need wild places. Whether or not we think we do, we do. We need to be able to taste grace and know again that we desire it. We need to experience a landscape that is timeless, whose agenda moves …
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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 …
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New Report Showcases 15 Years of Wilderness Conservation

The Northeast Wilderness Trust proudly released a 15 year report showcasing its work across New England and eastern New York from its inception in 2002 to today. With over 26,000 wilderness acres conserved, the report highlights past work and also …
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Tech to Care for the Wild

In the world of technology there is always a delicate balance between keeping up with rapidly-changing tech, and making good use of the tech that you have. This is especially true for the types of technology used for land stewardship, …
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Northeast Wilderness Trust Closes on Unique 322-Acre Property in Kingston, MA

Conservation deal saves Sacred Heart land from development, unique ecosystem to remain wild for future generations

Northeast Wilderness Trust (NWT), a conservation organization based in Vermont, announced today the conservation of 322 acres located on Bishop’s Highway/Route 80 in …
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Intern Update: Abby Quinn

The Northeast Wilderness Trust was pleased to welcome Abby Quinn, who interned for several weeks until mid-February this year.

Abby recently graduated from Hotchkiss High School in northwestern Connecticut and is on a gap year before attending Bates College in Lewiston, …
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Specks in the Snow

By: Shelby Perry
February 5, 2018

Having grown up in rural Vermont, I first encountered snow fleas as a small child. At around six years old, I didn’t yet have a very strong concept of what fleas really were, …
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Partnership Yields Over 1,100 acres in the Heart of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

In the heart of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is a vast, bog-filled region visited by relatively few people. Moose, bear, bobcat, American martin, and many other wide-ranging denizens of the Northern Forest live a relatively secure life here in the Kingdom’s …
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