Science

Introducing Wild Works Volume 1: Wild Carbon

Northeast Wilderness Trust is pleased to announce the publication of Wild Works; an occasional white paper series on various topics revolving around wilderness and science. Wild Works Volume 1: Wild Carbon is authored by Mark G. Anderson, PhD …
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Science and wonder at the Bridgewater Hollow BioBlitz

An aerial view of the proposed Bridgewater Hollow Bramhall Preserve. The Appalachian Trail follows the ridgeline in the background of the image. Photo: Harry White

…People need wild places. Whether or not we think we do, we do. We …
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Hatching two birds from one egg

How wilderness can save us from climate and extinction catastrophe

Wilderness is back in the headlines with an op-ed by Northeast Wilderness Trust in Friday’s Portland Press Herald.

Preserved by Northeast Wilderness Trust in 2007, the old-growth ecosystem of …
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Newts from the Field: Springing Ahead

Look to the forest floor for some of the first signs of changing seasons, writes Shelby Perry, Stewardship Director of Northeast Wilderness Trust

In the first week of March I start, even though I know it is too early, but …
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Newts from the field: Squirreled Away for Winter

Our Stewardship Director and resident naturalist, Shelby Perry, just came back from a trip to the Howland Research Forest, a 550-acre living laboratory in central Maine that harbors a unique old-growth forest. Protected by Northeast Wilderness Trust in 2007, Howland …
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Proposed exemption to ‘Roadless Rule’ threatens wilderness everywhere

Northeast Wilderness Trust is grateful to VTDigger.org for publishing the following commentary on November 30th, 2018. The story can be found on their website, here.

Anyone who has spent time on high points of New England’s White …
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Notes from Eagle Mountain

The first thing you notice about Northeast Wilderness Trust’s proposed Eagle Mountain Wilderness Preserve is its size. Gaze out from the summit of Eagle Mountain after a strenuous bushwhack, and the scale is difficult to comprehend.  Follow the arc …
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Newts from the field: A (Local) Monster Mash

The following is the Halloween edition of a periodic series of posts from Northeast Wilderness Trust Stewardship Director and naturalist extraordinaire, Shelby Perry…

Here in the Northeast you can hardly go outside without seeing signs about buying local. Local …
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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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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 …
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