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NEWT Purchases Woodbury Mountain

Northeast Wilderness Trust purchased more than 5,400 acres in Vermont yesterday. We could not have met this important step in creating Woodbury Mountain Wilderness Preserve without our generous and passionate community of wilderness champions—thank you!

We will be working hard to secure the remaining funding necessary to place a conservation easement on the land and furnish the long-term stewardship of the land. You can click below to learn more about this special place and make a gift to its wild future.

In the meantime, please join us in celebrating this important milestone towards the creation of Woodbury Mountain Wilderness Preserve! Here are just a few ideas to ring in the good news…

  1. Spread the word! Share the good news with your friends and family. You can find our social media posts to share on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  2. Experience the landscape virtually! You can virtually explore and understand the Worcester-to-Kingdom wildlife corridor, of which Woodbury Mountain is an essential part, through Shelby’s Walk for Wilderness video and story map. Click here to watch and learn.
  3. Visit the land! The newly purchased property has frontage on Woodbury Mountain Road, County Road, Eagle Ledge Road, and Buffalo Mountain Road in Woodbury, Elmore, and Hardwick. NEWT will be formalizing a footpath up to the summit of Woodbury Mountain in the future. To view a map, visit and click “Project Map” link on the right. Be sure to know your wilderness safety, bring a buddy, and Leave No Trace when you pay a visit.
  4. Volunteer! We will host celebratory community hikes and volunteer days in the future. To sign up as part of ‘Team Woodbury’ and get alerts about opportunities to give back to the land with other wilderness enthusiasts, contact Sophi Veltrop at sophi [@]
  5. Make a gift! If you haven’t yet supported the Woodbury Mountain Wilderness Preserve, it’s not too late! Northeast Wilderness Trust is still raising funds to provide for the long-term stewardship and conservation easement on Woodbury Mountain lands. You can be a part of securing the forever-wild future of this place with a gift today.

Photography: Natalia Boltukhova