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