Northeast Wilderness Trust Announces Promotion of Jon Leibowitz to President and CEO, New Leadership Structure, and Hiring of Nicie Panetta to Vice President of Advancement

The Board of Directors of Northeast Wilderness Trust (NEWT) has voted to appoint Jon Leibowitz, formerly Executive Director, the organization’s first President and CEO.

Rewilding In Practice

Learn how NEWT is bringing rewilding ideas to life at two wilderness preserves.

Nearly 5,000 acres of remote Vermont forest protected

A block of over 4,700 acres of wilderness and managed forests in Richford and Jay has been permanently protected, the Vermont Land Trust (VLT), The Nature Conservancy in Vermont (TNC) and Northeast Wilderness Trust (NEWT) announced today.

Sargent Hill Wilderness Preserve, a bastion of biodiversity, is protected as forever-wild in Hubbardton, Vermont

Northeast Wilderness Trust has announced the creation of the Sargent Hill Wilderness Preserve. Support for the project was provided by a generous donation of 200 acres by the Ferguson family as well as support from individual donors and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Vermont.

Great Oaks Wilderness Preserve: 553 acres of resilient and mature forest protected as forever-wild in Maine

Northeast Wilderness Trust has announced the creation of the Great Oaks Wilderness Sanctuary. This diverse and exemplary landscape has been permanently protected as forever-wild. Support for the project was provided by a generous donation of land by the Lougee Family; a dedicated fund at Northeast Wilderness Trust for the establishment of wilderness sanctuaries; as well as support from individual donors.

New research reveals broad public support for species restoration

New research conducted by Northeast Wilderness Trust in collaboration with national and international partners delves into the critical role of governance in addressing the biodiversity crisis in the United States.

Published in the journal BioScience, the newly released research paper “The role of governance in rewilding the United States to stem the biodiversity crisis” (Carlson et al. 2023) drew on survey results of 3,589

Children’s Woods & Carey Park Easement: Wilderness within reach

“Each town should have a park, or rather a primitive forest of five hundred or a thousand acres, where a stick should never be cut for fuel, a common possession forever, for instruction and recreation.” Henry David Thoreau, Journal. October 15, 1859

Northeast Wilderness Trust hosts first Learning Circle book group

Northeast Wilderness Trust is launching our first Learning Circle book group in January 2024.

Newts from the Field: Stewardship team meets at Grasse River Wilderness Preserve

From wildlife cameras to forest plots to soundscapes, the new Ecology Program is covering a lot of ground to bring much-needed, low-impact science to conservation in the Northeast.

Forever-Wild Circle Feature: Chuck Dinsmore

Meet Chuck Dinsmore, a Forever-Wild Circle member.