Wilderness Conservation

HOW WE WORK

Step 1

Identify

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Step 2

Protect

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Step 3

Commit

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Step 4

Forever Wild

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Forever-wild conservation is about freedom: for wild beings, natural processes, and the evolution of landscapes and species. Northeast Wilderness Trust gives the land the right to exist, heal, and re-wild. Trees grow old and store massive amounts of carbon. Forests, streams, and wetlands become more complex and biodiverse. Wild animals find peaceful homes and large territories to roam and raise the next generation.

On land protected by the Wilderness Trust, human impact is minimal to non-existent. When present, management only focuses on quiet, on-foot recreation or light land restoration at the beginning phases of conservation.

The many gifts offered by untamed forests inevitably spill over into the human world. People receive pristine water, birdsong, fresh air, spring flowers, dark nighttime skies, snowy tracks, and quiet places to escape the clamor of everyday life. Stepping into the wild, we can feel that land does not belong to us, but that we belong to the land.

If you or your land trust are interested in protecting a property as wilderness, please contact us. Northeast Wilderness Trust protects wildlands using two approaches: ownership and legal conservation restrictions.

To create new Wilderness Preserves and Sanctuaries, Northeast Wilderness Trust accepts donations of land, and in some cases, will fundraise to buy a particularly special place. All Wilderness Preserves and Sanctuaries are open to the public for quiet, on-foot recreation such as hiking, birding, scientific study, nature photography, and snowshoeing.

To protect land owned by land trusts or individuals, the Wilderness Trust holds forever-wild conservation restrictions on other properties. These legal tools are either conservation easements, a legal deed that safeguards the land from resource extraction and subdivision, or secondary, back-up interest on a conservation easement held by another land trust.

SAVE THIS LAND

Help make new wilderness a reality in your backyard! We are currently fundraising to protect and rewild these special places. Your support will secure and safeguard forever-homes for wildlife and nature.

Hersey Mountain Wilderness Area

Hersey Mountain Wilderness Area

Anderson Wells

Anderson Wells

Alder Streams Wilderness Preserve

Alder Streams Wilderness Preserve

Hersey Mountain Wilderness Area

Hersey Mountain Wilderness Area

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NORTHEAST WILDERNESS TRUST
17 STATE STREET, SUITE 302
MONTPELIER, VT 05602

802.224.1000

CONTACT US   |   HUNTING PROGRAM

© The Northeast Wilderness Trust 2020    TERMS OF USE    PRIVACY POLICY

Learn more about our Green Guarantee.

NORTHEAST WILDERNESS TRUST
17 STATE STREET, SUITE 302
MONTPELIER, VT 05602

802.224.1000

CONTACT US   |   HUNTING PROGRAM