Nulhegan Basin: Work We Are Doing

Nulhegan Basin Division, Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Region- Flickr
The Nulhegan Basin is one of the wildest parts of the Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge in Vermont.

It is here that the Canadian boreal forest transitions to the classic New England hardwood forest. This area is home to abundant wildlife like moose, bears, songbirds and grouse, all of which are threatened by habitat damage and off-road vehicle use.

Our work in the Nulhegan Basin

The Wilderness Society is working to ensure habitat restoration and off-road vehicle protections are developed for the Nulhegan Basin.

We are currently working to shape the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Comprehensive Conservation Plan. This is a 15-year management plan used to make decisions about how the area is managed. At Wilderness, we’re working to ensure the plan includes protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat over a long period of time.

This plan will promote habitat restoration in the refuge and make sure that damage from off-road vehicles is kept to a minimum.