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.

Save This Land: Great Oaks Wilderness Sanctuary

Northeast Wilderness Trust is working to conserve 533 acres of mature forest as the Great Oaks Wilderness Sanctuary. You can experience the wild character of this forest in our new video.

Wildlands in New England: Webinar

Register for the May 31 webinar to learn about the Wildlands in New England report, the first study of its kind to map and characterize all forever-wild lands in the Northeast.

2022 Annual Report

Explore our 2022 Annual Report for stories on 20 years of wilderness conservation: thinking in tree time, rewilding forests, a new ecology program, and more.

Celebrating and Continuing the Wildlands Partnership

The Wilderness Trust has opened up a new round of applications for land trusts to propose projects for Wildlands Partnership funding by June 15, 2023. We are excited to begin a new phase of collaborations to build upon this momentum.

Mahoosuc Land Trust Creates Its First Forever-Wild Preserve

Mahoosuc Land Trust recently acquired 295 acres of land in Albany Township to create the organization’s first forever-wild property, on which NEWT holds a forever-wild conservation easement.

Upland and freshwater tidal lands protected as forever-wild in Pittston, Maine

Thanks to generous landowners, Northeast Wilderness Trust acquired 260 acres with a freshwater tidal zone and a 1.5-mile stretch along the Eastern River, establishing the Tidal Bends Wilderness Preserve.

A photo of canopy and a mountanous horizon in Woodbury Mountain Wilderness Preserve at sunrise.

25,000 Wild Acres Protected by 2025…Complete!

Northeast Wilderness Trust is thrilled to announce that we have met our land protection acreage goal for 2025…three years early!

Photo of Alder Stream at sunrise in the spring.

Tour Alder Stream Wilderness Preserve from the Comfort of Your Home

Take a moment to bask in autumn’s dazzling colors and clear your mind with the trees, waters, and birds of Alder Stream.

Partnership Protects 3,223 Acres in Maine

Northeast Wilderness Trust partners with Frenchman Bay Conservancy on Whalesback forever-wild easements near Maine’s coast.