The proposed Grafton Forest Wilderness Preserve will protect 1,388 wild acres in the Mahoosuc Range. The Wilderness Trust has one year to raise more than $1 million to protect this land.
Many thanks to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy for supporting the soon-to-be-conserved Redington Wilderness Sanctuary.
Read about wilderness wins over the past year for each state in the Northeast, from New York over to Maine and down through Connecticut.
The Howland Reaserch Forest includes rare forest of hemlock, spruce, and white pine—some trees so vast and old they proved already middle-aged when Thoreau passed through on his way to Katahadin over one hundred and fifty years ago. Howland was established in 1987 as a research site, and for the last twenty years, ecologists at the U.S. Forest Service and University of Maine-Orono have been quietly churning out groundbreaking data on carbon storage and sequestration.