NORTHEAST WILDERNESS TRUST
17 STATE STREET, SUITE 302
MONTPELIER, VT 05602
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20TH ANNIVERSARY, REWILDING
In 2020, Northeast Wilderness Trust launched a five-year strategic plan that put forth a bold goal for wilderness protection: protect an additional 25,000 wild acres by the end of 2025. I am thrilled to report that we did it…nearly three years early! With the brand new Blue Mountain Wilderness Sanctuary in Vermont, over 25,093 acres have become newly wild since 2020—and it’s all thanks to a rapidly growing family of wilderness supporters. What a way to wrap up our 20th Anniversary year!
Read on for a review of all the wild places that helped us reach this goal, with at least one new forever-wild place in each state of our six-state focal area.
The best part? We aren’t slowing down anytime soon. Northeast Wilderness Trust has bold plans to continue moving the needle towards a wilder future—for the benefit of wildlife and people—and we need your help to make it happen. To get involved and stay abreast of the next round of wilderness successes, sign up for our Wild Times Enewsletter or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube.
Thank you for being part of this journey.
Jon Leibowitz, Executive Director
Cornwall Easement: Wildlands Partnership, 375 acres, June 2022
Redington Wilderness Sanctuary: 3,415 acres, March 2021
Frenchman Bay Community Forest: Wildlands Partnership, 1,435 acres, October 2021
Grafton Forest Wilderness Preserve: 6,045 acres, March 2022
Whalesback Easements: Wildlands Partnership, 3,307 acres, July & October 2022
Tidal Bends Wilderness Preserve: 263 acres, November 2022
Marion Marsh Wilderness Preserve: 27 acres, October 2021
Grasse River Wilderness Preserve: 1,433 acres, October 2022
Bramhall Wilderness Preserve: 359 acres, March 2020
Duren Mountain Wilderness Preserve: 184 acres, June 2020
Woodbury Mountain Wilderness Preserve: 5,472 acres, December 2021
Blue Mountain Wilderness Sanctuary: 825 acres, November 2022
Photography: Cornwall Easement by Harry White, Whalesback Easements by Mike Perlman, Marion Marsh Wilderness Preserve by Joe Falconeiri, Wildwood Wilderness Preserve by Shelby Perry, Grasse River Wilderness Preserve by Brendan Wiltse, Woodbury Mountain Wilderness Preserve by Jerry Monkman/Ecophotography