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On Wilderness: Rethinking Climate Crisis

The Howland Reaserch Forest includes rare forest of hemlock, spruce, and white pine—some trees so vast and old they proved already middle-aged when Thoreau passed through on his way to Katahadin over one hundred and fifty years ago. Howland was established in 1987 as a research site, and for the last twenty years, ecologists at the U.S. Forest Service and University of Maine-Orono have been quietly churning out groundbreaking data on carbon storage and sequestration.
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A Necessary Quiet

My first foray to monitor a Wilderness Trust-protected property took me to Hersey Mountain in Central New Hampshire this autumn. Our agenda: Trek through the darkening forest to the summit of the Preserve and camp at a small shelter maintained by NEFF and a crew of volunteers.
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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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One Step Closer to Saving Bridgewater Hollow

We are so grateful to have received a $35,000 grant from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy towards the protection of the Bridgewater Hollow Bramhall Preserve. This property would be the first wilderness preserve in the Chateauguay No-Town area, which includes …
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Going with the Flow

Culverts are a common feature of the built landscape; they allow water to pass under roads and trails, preventing erosion and flood damage. They come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. And when Northeast Wilderness Trust creates a new Preserve …
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Welcoming Our New Team Members

Northeast Wilderness Trust is delighted to welcome two new staff on board: Sophi Veltrop and Sophie Ehrhardt. Aside from the occasional confusion of having two Sophi(e)s around, it’s been a seamless transition!

Sophi Veltrop is the new Outreach and …
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Major Wilderness Milestone Met

In 2015, the Northeast Wilderness Trust set a bold conservation goal: to protect an additional 10,000 acres by the end of 2020. In the four years since adopting that plan, staff and board have been hard at work protecting more …
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Forever Wild Circle Bandana Contest

We’re creating bandanas for our Forever Wild Circle sustainina members, and we want to feature your art! Submit your work by Oct. 30 and we’ll gift you a pack of wilderness greeting cards.
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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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