This area is popular for hikers, hunters and paddlers, but is threatened with rapid development and loss of open space. The Wilderness Society is working to:
- Protect the important wildlands in the area.
- Work with communities to create a network of sustainable forests.
The Mahoosucs are a popular recreation destination. But unsustainable development threatens this area. Learn more about the places to hike, paddle and just have fun outdoors in the Mahoosucs.
We’re working with local groups and partners for a sustainable vision of the Mahoosucs. By balancing conservation and development, we can protect the things that make the Mahoosucs special.
The Wilderness Society joined with a variety of local, regional and national partners to form the Mahoosuc Initiative in 2005.
Hear artists, activists and adventurers share what the ownership and legacy of these American wildlands means to them.
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- Wednesday, July 20, 2016
THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE
- Saturday, July 16, 2016Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Robert Bonnie held a public meeting in Bluff, Utah, on July 16 regarding community visions for the management of Southern Utah’s public lands, including the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition’s proposal to designate a new national monument. The Wilderness Society is supportive of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition’s proposal and welcomed the meeting.
- Thursday, July 14, 2016
The Utah Public Lands Initiative Act (PLI) introduced today by Utah Congressman Rob Bishop fails to recognize the areas of agreement reached between conservation groups, the state of Utah, counties, and other stakeholders that many places containing unsurpassed beauty, recreational opportunities, and wildlife habitat are deserving of permanent protection for future generations. This includes places like the Bears Ears region in San Juan County.