New Research Reveals Vast Landscapes in the Northeast Suitable for Cougars

New research published by Northeast Wilderness Trust, Panthera and other national and international partners reveals seven northeastern landscapes, collectively spanning nearly 45,000 square miles, each large enough and wild enough to potentially host healthy cougar populations.

Key acreage acquired within Adirondack Park’s Five Ponds Wilderness

A key 1,050-acre tract in the midst of the Adirondack Park’s Five Ponds Wilderness has been saved from development and set on a path to rewild.

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.

Success for Blue Mountain Wilderness Sanctuary

Northeast Wilderness Trust has purchased more than 830 acres in Ryegate, Vermont, to create the Blue Mountain Wilderness Sanctuary.

Partnership Protects 3,223 Acres in Maine

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

New Wilderness Preserve protects 1,400 acres next to Adirondack Park

Northeast Wilderness Trust purchased 1,400 acres in Russell, NY to establish Grasse River Wilderness Preserve, marking the most recent conservation success within the Algonquin-to-Adirondack wildlife corridor.

Three Connecticut Preserves Enroll in Wildlands Partnership

Cornwall Conservation Trust enrolled 375 acres in the Wildlands Partnership—an initiative of Northeast Wilderness Trust that engages local land trusts across the Northeast in wilderness conservation.

Vital Section in Western Maine Conservation Corridor Conserved

Permanent conservation of the 21,300-acre Grafton Forest creates new wildlands, safeguards a treasured recreation haven, and promotes sustainable forest management.

Carbon Finance Partnership Creates Largest Non-Governmental Wilderness Area in Vermont

A unique carbon finance partnership has helped to create Vermont’s largest non-governmental wilderness area.