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Audible Cafe Radio Show and Podcast

Nov 18, 2020

Welcome to Audible Café, where we celebrate wildlife and nature, and talk with people who are working to protect and restore the earth.

Today I am excited to share my interview with Sophi Veltrop, Outreach Coordinator for the Northeast Wilderness Trust based in Vermont.

The Northeast Wilderness Trust believes 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.”

We wholeheartedly agree that all species need space where they can thrive and evolve, and for wildlife, that often means land, water, and air where humans do not encroach.

During our conversation we discussed:

  • the difference between wilderness conservation and other kinds of land conservation
  • what lands the Northeast Wilderness Trust has under its protection
  • the different levels of protection they provide
  • new projects underway
  • why hunting is permitted on some preserves
  • the importance of recognizing the fact that we need everyone to be “all in” to protect the future of all species and, thus, save ourselves. That means opening ourselves and our organizations up to welcome all people, especially those who previously have had neither the luxury of access to wild lands nor a feeling of inclusion or safety while visiting wild lands.


Thank you, again, to Sophi Veltrop for being on the show, and for doing the work you do!

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