In Recent News
The Government of New Brunswick is leading a collaborative initiative to double the amount of protected land in the province and achieve a target of 10% protection. There are many parcels of land on the New Brunswick side of East Grand Lake that are Candidate Conservation Areas (CCAs). To learn more and to view these areas, check out our page on New Brunswick's Nature Legacy.
To promote the protection, preservation and conservation of land and water in the Chiputneticook Lakes region of eastern Maine and western New Brunswick for the benefit of present and future generations.
Words often fall short to express an experienced deep and everlasting connection to wild, unspoiled, pristine places. Having personally sampled this great country from coast to coast, the breathtaking landscapes, sectional solitude, Class A water, sporting paradise of wild game and fish, and unspoiled granite rocky shorelines of the Chiputneticook Lakes region standout as one of those special places where you can find respite, personal renewal, and can really touch the earth.
The Woodie Wheaton Land Trust has painted a canvas of more than 50 miles of protected shorelines, many acres of conserved and eased Islands like Greenland, Birch and Hathaway, and now have added Spednic’s spectacular Dri-Ki Point to connect vast shoreline sections. The untiring work is ongoing.
This vision strives to enrich the lives of our children and grandchildren. You are invited to experience it all. Come visit and you will not be disappointed.
Headwaters Forest Acquisition
In 2018, the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust (WWLT) purchased 3,055 acres of former timber industry land, located along Monument Brook in the headwaters of the St. Croix River watershed. This acquisition was crucial to maintaining valuable wildlife habitat, protecting water quality in the East Grand Lake watershed, and preserving public access for traditional use.
We are excited to announce that in the fall of 2020, the WWLT successfully purchased an additional 919.5 acre parcel in the headwaters. This new parcel has many benefits such as protection of valuable habitat, streams and ecosystems, as well as it connects to our Greenleaf parcel, which allows for improved public access and visibility.
This success of this project was made possible by receiving grants from nonprofit foundations and the support and generosity of our donors. We want to thank each and every one of you for you help. Without your support, this achievement would not have been possible. The WWLT is looking forward to conserving and restoring the parcel's damaged forest, westland, and stream ecosystems to their natural state. We hope that you will someday visit the Headwaters Forest by land or by water and enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer.