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.
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- Friday, October 21, 2016
Secretary Jewell announced a first-of-a-kind directive requiring Department of the Interior agencies to expand opportunities for integrating traditional knowledge and expertise in planning and co-management of public lands with important historical, cultural or sacred meaning for native nations.
Statement from Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society
- Thursday, October 20, 2016
According to the agency, this is the first time the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Farmington Field Office and the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) Navajo Regional Office will jointly conduct an analysis of management in the area that covers both public and tribal lands.
The following are statements in response to the announcement:
- Wednesday, October 5, 2016
The “We Can’t Wait” report shows how outdated leasing guidelines, which cost taxpayers $62 million each year and create mounting environmental threats and cleanup costs, require immediate action. The report explores how modernizing the leasing program would safeguard the value of our public lands for generations to come.