Simpson Wilderness Preserve

Jericho, Vermont
Fee Ownership; Active Project 

The Simpson Wilderness Preserve project aims to protect over 160 acres of key wildlife habitat in the Chittenden County Uplands Region.  Home to bobcat, bear, fisher, mink, moose, river otter, and many other animals, this land is exemplary wildlife habitat where both predators and prey breed, feed, and rest…

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Northern Green Mountains

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Active Program Area

The Northeast Wilderness Trust is working with US and Canadian partners to implement a regional landscape-scale conservation plan in the northern border area of Vermont. While the coalition has effectively utilized science to map conservation priorities, more work is needed to translate this vision into tangible, on-the-ground land protection. The coalition intends to protect roughly 40,000 contiguous acres…

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Anderson Trust Preserves

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Forever-Wild Easements; Completed Project

The Northeast Wilderness Trust received a donation of forever-wild easements on the 470-acre Guthrie Bancroft and the 166-acre Fred Pierce Place properties in March of 2016.  Lester and Monique Anderson left the easements to NWT in their will and donated fee ownership of the parcels to Vermont Family Forests.  Through this effort, mixed woodlands, wetlands, streams, and meadows will be protected as wild, and the land will continue to serve as the ecological monitoring site for the Colby Hill Ecological Project

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Sharpsteen Preserve

Jericho, Vermont
Forever-Wild Easement; Completed Project

Philip Sharpsteen loves the forest and wild orchard that surrounds his home and wants to give future generations a chance to love it, too. That’s why, on December 31, 2014, Mr. Sharpsteen donated a forever-wild easement on his land in Jericho, VT to Northeast Wilderness Trust.  The protected acreage adds to the forested flanks of Mount Mansfield…

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Babysitter Swamp

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Jericho and Richmond, Vermont
Forever-Wild Easement; Completed Project

This 30-acre property has been the subject of intense wildlife study for more than thirty years. In 2003 it was purchased for permanent protection by naturalist and wildlife tracking expert Susan Morse, who partnered with the Northeast Wilderness Trust to place a forever-wild conservation easement on the property. Babysitter Swamp is named for the old growth hemlock…

Dykema Property

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Guilford, Vermont
Forever-Wild Easement; Completed Project

The Northeast Wilderness Trust received a donated, forever-wild easement on this 212-acre family property in 2004. The tract is largely forested, rocky and rugged, and dominated by hemlock and hardwoods. The forests here were once used for pasture and logging but have recovered to relatively high-integrity forest ecosystems. They are part of a fairly intact lower elevation forested…


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Lincoln, Vermont
Forever-Wild Easement; Completed Project

The Northeast Wilderness Trust received a forever-wild easement on this 112-acre property in 2003. The property is part of the Colby Hill Ecological Project, started by the landowners in 1998, which conducts an annual ecological assessment. This property will provide important baseline ecological data for scientists who are studying the benefits of forever-wild land conservation. The property is located in the foothills…

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