Places We Protect

A map of the northeast with blue spots to indicate NEWT-protected lands.

Northeast Wilderness Trust protects wild landscapes across Northern New York and New England. Using the best available science, we focus on regions with expansive, connected habitats and high levels of biodiversity. Over time, these ecosystems will be most resilient to change as the climate warms and weather patterns become more erratic. We safeguard these forever-wild places using one of two approaches: ownership or legal protection.

On the lands we conserve as forever-wild, nature calls the shots. People are visitors who come to experience solitude, wildlife, and beauty, with reverence and care for the land’s integrity. Click here to see our Preserve and Sanctuary Visitor Guidelines.

All Preserves and Sanctuaries owned by Northeast Wilderness Trust are open to the public for quiet, slow recreation. On Ambassador Preserves, you will find trails to explore and experience a wild forest. Most other properties welcome you to explore off-trail. The map above illustrates all lands protected by the Wilderness Trust, including through conservation restrictions such as easements.

Our Impact

82,072

forever-wild acres

253.75

miles of rivers & streams protected

6,528,612

metric tonnes of carbon storage*

A map of Northeastern states with blue patches to indicate forever-wild land protected by NEWT.

Northeast Wilderness Trust protects wild landscapes across Northern New York and New England. Using the best available scientific data, we focus on regions that offer expansive, connected habitats with high levels of biodiversity. Over time, these ecosystems will be most resilient to change as our climate warms. We safeguard these forever-wild places using one of two approaches: ownership or legal protection.

On these lands, nature calls the shots and people are visitors who come to experience solitude, wildlife, and beauty, with reverence and. Wilderness Preserves have low-impact trails, and a few of them allow hunting of over-abundant prey species. Wildlife Sanctuaries do not have any trails on them and do not allow hunting. Research Forests are properties where active, long-term scientific studies are taking place. All properties we own are open to the public for quiet, slow recreation.

Our Impact

82,072

forever-wild acres

252

miles of rivers & streams protected

6,528,612

metric tonnes of carbon storage*

Connecticut

A map of Connecticut with a blue patch indicating land protected by NEWT.

6

places we protect totaling

1,142

total forever-wild acres

Maine

A map of Maine with a blue patch indicating land protected by NEWT.

21

places we protect totaling

34,027.54

total forever-wild acres

Massachusetts

A map of Massachusetts with a blue patch indicating land protected by NEWT.

2

places we protect totaling

349

total forever-wild acres

New Hampshire

A map of New Hampshire with a blue patch indicating land protected by NEWT.

20

places we protect totaling

17,962

total forever-wild acres

New York

A map of New York with a blue patch indicating land protected by NEWT.

18

places we protect totaling

10,472

total forever-wild acres

Vermont

A map of Vermont with a blue patch indicating land protected by NEWT.

17

places we protect totaling

18,119.3

total forever-wild acres

*Estimated with The Nature Conservancy Resilient Land Mapping Tool