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Loon swimming with chick on its back
November 8, 2022
Protecting Wildlife Forever

Taking a step towards permanence at Grand Lake Reserve

When we think about the future of conserved land, we think of biodiverse landscapes, places where the water is clean and animals and plants can flourish.

Trees are the anchors for healthy ecosystems. Gentle giants create wildlife habitat, store carbon, and play unique roles in nutrient cycles.

But trees, even on nature preserves, are not always safe because their wood is valuable for timber and other human uses.

It is a common misperception that old-growth logging on preserved lands is a thing of the past in the United States.

Forging this new partnership with the Northeast Wilderness Trust will ensure that the forest at Grand Lake Reserve will be safeguarded against disturbance.

The new Forever Wild designation boosts protection of Grand Lake Reserve, providing that its trees will be part of an “old growth forest of tomorrow” and a safe haven for the critters that  live here… forever.