What's at stake
The Northern Forest wildland contains some of the last intact hardwood forests in the east. These woods are within a day’s drive for millions of Americans and are home to world class hiking, camping, fishing and other outdoor recreation.
Maintaining healthy forests is a vital part of life throughout the northeast. From maple syrup to fishing guides, much of the economy in the region depends on healthy forests and wildlands.
Threats to the forests include:
- Climate change
- Unfettered development
- Unsustainable logging
- Forest fragmentation
What we're doing
Our work in the Northern Forest includes restoring connected landscapes, building support for conservation and helping to increase protected wild areas. We also work with numerous organizations and government officials to build political and public awareness of the Northern Forest.