Places We Protect

Northeast Wilderness Trust protects wild landscapes across 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. All properties owned by Northeast Wilderness Trust, profiled below, 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, in addition to places we are currently working to preserve.

Our Impact

37,251

Forever-wild acres

106

Miles of rivers & streams protected

3,000,000

Metric tonnes of carbon storage*

Northeast Wilderness Trust protects wild landscapes across 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

37,251

Forever-wild acres

106

Miles of rivers & streams protected

3,000,000

Metric tonnes of carbon storage*

Connecticut

1

place we’ve protected totaling

85

total forever wild acres

Maine

8

places we’ve protected totaling

8,802

total forever wild acres

Massachusetts

1

place we’ve protected totaling

322

total forever wild acres

New Hampshire

13

places we’ve protected totaling

16,710

total forever wild acres

New York

10

places we’ve protected totaling

3,051

total forever wild acres

10

places we’ve protected totaling

8,281

total forever wild acres

*Approximation based on data from the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Inventory EVALIDator web-application Version 1.8.0.01