New Hampshire

Binney Hill Preserve

New Ipswich, New Hampshire
Fee Ownership; Completed Project

The Binney Hill property was purchased by Northeast Wilderness Trust in October 2016, protecting 488 acres across four parcels in southern New Hampshire that preserve connectivity for wildlife and people in this region. This land abuts the Binney Pond Natural Area to the north and Ashburnham State Forest to the south, and connects our own Wapack Wilderness easement with the protected areas surrounding Mount Watatic in Massachusetts.

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Slavic Wildlife and Wilderness Sanctuary

Rosalind and Fred SlavicFitzwilliam, New Hampshire
Fee Ownership; Active Project

Rosalind and Fred Slavic have an enduring love for each other and for wild forests. For more than fifty years, the Slavics cared for 300 acres of beautiful, old forest in southern New Hampshire. As they approached the ends of their lives, Rosalind and Fred wanted to make sure their land was protected in perpetuity. They asked the Northeast Wilderness Trust to help them conserve a “Wildlife and Wilderness Sanctuary.”

Alice Bemis Thompson Sanctuary

Sandwich, New Hampshire
Forever-Wild Easement; Completed Project 

The Alice Bemis Thompson Sanctuary is a 295-acre wild preserve owned by New Hampshire Audubon. The extensive wetlands here provide a home for beavers, waterfowl, raptors, and many rare birds. Northeast Wilderness Trust partnered with New Hampshire Audubon to place a forever-wild easement on the property in May 2014. Held and monitored by NWT, this easement ensures that the land will be protected under Audubon’s or any other future ownership.

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Susan Bon Preserve at Whittemore Hill

New Ipswich, New Hampshire
Forever-Wild Easement; Completed Project

At the end of 2013, Northeast Wilderness Trust received a forever-wild easement on 47 acres just a half mile north of the Massachusetts border, at the corner of Ashby Road and Whittemore Hill Road in the town of New Ipswich, NH. Mary and Anthony Bon donated the easement in honor of the late Susan Bon, whose last wishes were for her much-cherished forest to become a wildland sanctuary.

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Vickie Bunnell Preserve

Columbia and Stratford, New Hampshire
Forever-Wild Easement; Completed Project

Acquired by The Nature Conservancy in 2001, the Vickie Bunnell Preserve—at 10,330 acres—is its largest nature preserve in New Hampshire. As of September 2013, Northeast Wilderness Trust holds the forever-wild easement on this big and beautiful protected area.

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Homestead PreserveHomestead Preserve Image

Sandwich, New Hampshire
Forever-Wild Easement; Completed Project

In March of 2010 the Northeast Wilderness Trust accepted the donation of an easement on a 37-acre, heavily forested tract in Sandwich, New Hampshire. This property contains undeveloped mature forest, with some areas unlogged for more than a century, and abundant wetlands. This remote and unfragmented tract supports excellent wildlife habitat, contains eight natural communities, is surrounded by other remote and high quality forest land, and is very near to the Alice Bemis Thompson Sanctuary. The easement donors conveyed ownership of this property to the Lakes Region Conservation Trust.

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Tewksbury Brook

Center Sandwich, New Hampshire
Forever-Wild Easement; Completed Project

In 2009, the Northeast Wilderness Trust received a donation of a conservation easement on a 408-acre property in Sandwich, NH. The Tewksbury Brook property is named for the small stream that runs along its eastern border. Abutting the 35,800-acre Sandwich Range Wilderness Area of the White Mountain National Forest, the land provides habitat for a myriad of species and is an important connective corridor between the White Mountains and the Ossipee Mountains.

Wapack Wilderness

Wapack Wilderness

Rindge and New Ipswich, New Hampshire
Forever-Wild Easement; Completed Project

In December 2008 the Northeast Wilderness Trust completed the multi-year Wapack Wilderness Conservation Campaign, preserving 1,400 acres of vibrant forest, waterways, and wetlands in Rindge and New Ipswich, New Hampshire with a forever-wild conservation easement. This exceptional wild landscape is owned by the Hampshire Country School, a small boarding school.

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Metcalf PreserveMetcalf Property Image

Sandwich, New Hampshire
Forever-Wild Easement; Completed Project

In 2007, the 86-acre Metcalf Preserve was sold to the Squam Lakes Conservation Trust, with the Northeast Wilderness Trust receiving the donation of a forever-wild easement. The donors of the easement wanted the property to serve as an undeveloped, wilderness link between the Squam Range Wilderness of the White Mountain National Forest to the Sandwich Notch Road. The Sandwich Notch Park and the Sandwich Town Forest are also nearby.

Hersey Mountain Wilderness AreaHersey Mountain Wilderness Area Image

New Hampton and Sanbornton, New Hampshire
Forever-Wild Easement; Completed Project

In June 2007, the Northeast Wilderness Trust and the New England Forestry Foundation completed a 2,100-acre forever-wild conservation easement on Hersey Mountain, a forested property located in New Hampton and Sanbornton, New Hampshire. Situated on a ridge between the curving Pemigewasset River and Interstate 93, Hersey Mountain is a largely roadless property, forested primarily by northern hardwoods and home to a diversity of wildlife, including moose and black bear. Comprised of multiple tracts of land, the Hersey Mountain conservation project combines wilderness preservation and sustainable forestry.

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