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.

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.

Northeast Wilderness Trust hosts first Learning Circle book group

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

Moriah Wilderness Preserve adds to wildlife connectivity

Northeast Wilderness Trust has established the Moriah Wilderness Preserve, protecting 1,775 acres in the West Champlain Hills of New York—a region considered one of the most biologically rich parts of the Adirondack Park.

Rosalind & Fred Slavic Wilderness Preserve Created in New Hampshire

Surrounded on three sides by the Rhododendron State Park in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, this forever-wild Preserve was made possible by the generosity of the former landowners and fills an important gap in conserved land—for the benefit of people and nature.

Sweet Water Trust’s legacy lives on at Northeast Wilderness Trust

Sweet Water Trust’s legacy lives on, continuing to support wilderness conservation as the Sweet Water Fund at Northeast Wilderness Trust.

Wildlands in New England Report Released

The first-ever, comprehensive study of the region’s forever wild forests makes a case to accelerate their protection.

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.