Simpson Wilderness Preserve
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.
It is also a special place to many hundreds of people who have participated in Susan Morse’s Keeping Track program. Students in the field training program spend time on this land, the heart of Wolfrun, where they are always sure to find a variety of animal sign as they explore Bobby Knob and the surrounding forests. Northeast Wilderness Trust is working with Sue Morse and others to protect this place as wilderness—a place where the forest and wildlife can simply be; a place where nature can thrive.
Harry White, a NWT ecologist who visited the Simpson land noted that “almost around every turn one finds an unusual bedrock outcrop, a pocket dome, an unexpected stand of pure hardwoods, soaring cathedral hemlocks, an ancient yellow birch, a rare fern, a remote seep, or a stand of red pine frequented by bears. Such complexity makes the Simpson Preserve a very special sanctuary.”
Northeast Wilderness Trust’s total budget to permanently protect the Simpson Wilderness Preserve is $151,000. Please help us protect this very special place and ensure that wild creatures can continue to call it home.
To donate online, please include “Simpson” in the designation field. You can also donate over the phone by calling us at 802-224-1000, or you can send us a check at 17 State Street, Suite 302, Montpelier VT 05602. Put “Simpson” on the memo line.
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