Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge: Work We Are Doing

Umbagog National Wildfire Refuge-cotton grass in Harper's Meadow
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The Lake Umbabog National Wildlife Refuge is a very popular spot for hikers and paddlers on the border of Maine and New Hampshire. It’s also critical habitat for wildlife like moose, bears and bobcats.

The Wilderness Society is working to expand this refuge and to improve the habitat and the outdoor recreation opportunities. 

Expanding the refuge

We’re working with local groups, landowners and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to add more acres to the Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge. More than 47,000 acres of surrounding lands should be protected from development. 

Expanding the refuge will help wildlife cope with climate change and expand their habitats. It will also increase the opportunities for outdoor recreation like hiking and kayaking.