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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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Wilderness Podcast features NWT Stewardship Director

We’re thrilled to share the latest episode of the Wilderness Podcast: “Forever Wild” featuring Shelby Perry, Northeast Wilderness Trust’s Stewardship Director. Hosted by Adam Bronstein, the podcast is a passion project about wilderness and wild places, attempting to tell the story of wilderness both past and present.
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NWT Launches 5-Year Strategic Plan

Our brand new strategic plan outlines our tactics to drastically scale up wilderness conservation across the Northeast over the next five years. Using four central pillars, Protect, Connect, Champion, and Sustain, we aim to add 25,000 acres of new forever-wild …
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Eagle Mountain Success

With the slap of her tail, the beaver formally welcomed us to her domain. She dipped back under the tannin-brown water, reemerged, slapped again, and zigzagged around her lodge. This river was her home, not ours; we were interlopers in her wild place.
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Return to Grandeur

Right around Carver or Kingston, southbound travelers reach a transition zone—an ecotone—between the realm of Northern Hardwood Forest and the beginning of the Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens. The composition of the trees becomes heavily pine and oak. The forest floor is littered with dry needles, and scrubby shrubs make up the understory.
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Newts from the Field: Secrets of the Frozen Swamp

Like books in a library, the elements of a frozen swamp appear innocuous and perhaps even boring upon first glance – but tuck in to any piece for more than a moment and you’ll find drama, danger, and maybe even a little magic.
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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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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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