We were joined by Jon Leibowitz, Executive Director of the Northeast Wilderness Trust, a land trust that focuses on permanent protection of forest and wild lands in the northeast region. Jon discussed the critical role that forever-wild forests, wetlands, and intact ecosystems play in addressing the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss, with an emphasis on long-term climate benefits of rewilding permanently protected lands. Jon showed examples of completed land protection projects in the region and discuss the opportunities for additional creation of wilderness areas in accordance with the recently released Wildlands in New England report. The presentation explained how everyone can get involved in this regional effort to protect the wild Earth, while also protecting the climate.
The video from the Deep Dialogue is here.