Grafton Forest has closed!!
Exciting news!! In Grafton Township, Maine, The Forest Society of Maine and Northeast Wilderness Trust together conserved a 21,000-acre parcel of land, filling a previously unprotected gap in a conservation corridor, connecting hundreds of thousands of acres in the western Maine mountains to New Hampshire conservation lands. The Forest Society of Maine now holds an easement on 15,000 acres of sustainably managed forests, and the Northeast Wilderness Trust now owns 6,000 acres of critical watershed and high elevation habitat to be passively managed as wilderness. The newly conserved Grafton lands border the Appalachian Trail (AT) and contain two highly used side trails to access the AT. These lands, which are rated highly for their resiliency to climate change, are now protected from conversion to non-forest uses in an area experiencing strong development pressures. Click here to view the press release: Grafton Forest Press Release.