Other campaigns in the Northern Forest

The wild places of the Northeast extend beyond the Northern Forests, and protecting them sometimes requires improving state-level policies. In addition to our work in the forests, The Wilderness Society is working on other campaigns in this region.

Coastal islands

Spreading across 50 rocky islands, the Maine Coastal National Wildlife Refuge is home to more than 320 bird species and other unique wildlife like harbor seals. The Wilderness Society is working to increase protections for some of these islands for their outstanding wilderness qualities.

Climate adaptation

Preparing wilderness and communities of the Northeast for climate change can lessen its effects and keep our wild places safe.

Renewable energy

We support energy conservation and responsible renewable energy development that reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions while also preserving core areas that help nature adapt to climate stresses.

  • Michael Reinemer

    Strayed will receive the We Are the Wild Inspiration Award, which recognizes a person who embodies the spirit of wilderness and its transformative power.

    Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, said, “In this 50th anniversary year of the Wilderness Act, we present this award to underscore the importance of inspiring people to discover and care for our wild lands. Today we honor Cheryl Strayed for her remarkable story and for inspiring new generations to experience wilderness, which forms the backbone of the American spirit.”

  • Michael Reinemer

    President Obama will use his executive authority to create the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, an action that will improve outdoor recreation, safeguard vital water supplies and protect wildlife in the backyard of Los Angeles – the nation’s most populous county.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Wilderness Society applauds the Obama Administration for advancing bipartisan efforts to further protect ocean ecosystems and their scientific value by using the Antiquities Act to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, an undisturbed island and atoll chain located 1,000 miles southwest of Hawaii. The proclamation builds on the approximately 83,000 square-mile national monument initially designated by President George W. Bush in 2009.