Science

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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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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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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Protecting the Wildway

By: Jon Leibowitz, Executive Director
December 20, 2017

There is a place on the western shore of Lake Champlain where forest still dominates the landscape and bobcats, bear, and mink can still wander from the lake to the high …
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Scouting the Adirondack Park’s Most Diverse Wildlife Corridor: A New Book by John Davis

Do you want to learn more about the special place known as the Split Rock Wildway and pick up the perfect stocking stuffer for your conservation-minded friend or family member?  Longtime Wildway advocate and author John …
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