Science

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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The Sound Beneath Your Boots

By: Shelby Perry, Stewardship Director
December 19, 2017

There is a specific kind of late fall/early winter day, when the air is cold and crisp but before the ground is covered in snow, that I …
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Celebrating 15 Years of Conservation Success

November 13, 2017

Since 2002 the Northeast Wilderness Trust has been hard at work establishing and caring for wild places throughout the Northeast. This year as we celebrate 15 years of conservation work, we now protect nearly 25,000 acres of forever-wild …
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In the Wake of a Windstorm

By: Shelby Perry, Conservation Assistant
November 2, 2017

The forests of the Northeast have been through a lot since western settlement. Clearing, burning, and grazing lie in the not-so-distant past of nearly every patch of woods in our region, …
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