NORTHEAST WILDERNESS TRUST
17 STATE STREET, SUITE 302
MONTPELIER, VT 05602
info [@] newildernesstrust.org
Over three decades, Sweet Water Trust made more than 650 grants in support of forever-wild land protection, conserving more than 310,000 acres of wild forests, rivers, and wetlands across the Northern Appalachians—primarily in northern New England, the Adirondacks, and eastern Canada. To protect these critical places, Sweet Water Trust worked with nearly 90 partners.
Sweet Water Trust was an early champion of the “Belt and Suspenders” conservation strategy, whereby a property’s non-profit or government owner (the “belt”) commits to durable conservation by adding a second layer of protection to the land via a perpetual forever-wild conservation easement (the “suspenders”), held by a separate qualified entity. The Wilderness Trust employs this strategy because when it comes to wilderness, permanence is non-negotiable.