Our mission is to conserve forever-wild landscapes for nature and people.At Northeast Wilderness Trust we believe that wild nature deserves the freedom to flourish. On forever-wild lands people take a step back and natural processes unfold freely. The 37,000+ acres of wildlands safeguarded by Northeast Wilderness Trust are places where all species can thrive and evolve. And when we make a choice to protect wilderness, it offers incredible gifts in return:
We can stop the sixth mass extinction if we protect approximately 50% of the 846 ecoregions that provide habitat for all of Earth's biodiversity. That means finding leaders and organizations around the world willing to align exisiting efforts around protecting and interconnecting nature in the region.Learn More
Forever-wild conservation is about freedom for wildlife, natural processes, and the untrammeled evolution of the landscape. This sort of conservation offers land the opportunity to heal and rewild, often after centuries of hard use. In a wild landscape, trees grow old and store massive amounts of carbon. Trees also fall and remain in place, providing shelter to diverse species and adding richness back into forest soils.
Right here in the Northeast, we can make a difference for the future of our climate and environment simply by allowing more forests to capture and store their full potential of carbon. At this critical moment of climate chaos, protecting wildlands—now—is a courageous act of hope.Discover Wild Carbon
Northeast Wilderness Trust is working to dramatically accelerate the pace of regional wilderness conservation through our Wildlands Partnership. Partner land trusts receive funding to protect land as forever-wild, and may enroll wildlands in the carbon market through the Partnership to receive additional, unrestricted income with little risk.Learn More