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.