Why the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge

Lake Umbagog- Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge near Errol
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Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge on the border of Maine and New Hampshire serves as a haven to wildlife and humans alike.

But thousands of acres of equally special lands that surround the refuge do not have the protections they need. And rapid development threatens the wildness of this area, which is popular for canoeing and kayaking. For that reason, The Wilderness Society is working to expand the refuge. 

More of a good thing

The Wilderness Society is working to expand the boundaries of Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge by more than 47,000 acres. Expanding Lake Umbagog’s boundaries will help:

  • Protect wildlife like moose and bobcats
  • Attract tourists to the area
  • Increase recreational opportunities like canoeing, kayaking and hiking