Northeast Wilderness Trust is working to conserve Bear’s Nest Wilderness Preserve, approximately 2,830 acres at the center of the binational wildlife movement corridor, “Northern Greens to Canada.” If protected as wilderness, this land will serve as a much-needed wild core area embedded within thousands of acres of managed timberlands in northern Vermont.
The project consists of two parcels that will be acquired separately. Phase I is 730 acres, while Phase II will protect approximately 2,100 adjacent acres; we anticipate protecting this land by fall of 2023. To acquire and conserve these lands as permanent wilderness, Northeast Wilderness Trust must raise $2,248,000. Portions of these lands are considered old forest, hosting trees over 150 years old.