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.

  • This report describes how the U.S. government agency that oversees 700 million subsurface acres of oil and gas resources on nearly 250 million acres of public lands is saddled with outdated and unbalanced policies, often contradicting its own mandate to manage the land for multiple uses.

    90 percent of the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management is open to oil and gas leasing, even in areas with little or no potential for developing these resources, compromising potential for protecting wildlife and recreation, while encouraging speculative leasing.

  • This report describes how the U.S. government agency that oversees 700 million subsurface acres of oil and gas resources on nearly 250 million acres of public lands is saddled with outdated and unbalanced policies, often contradicting its own mandate to manage the land for multiple uses.

    90 percent of the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management is open to oil and gas leasing, even in areas with little or no potential for developing these resources, compromising potential for protecting wildlife and recreation, while encouraging speculative leasing.

  • This data map is an update to the Open for Business leasing statistics. It shows BLM acreage open to leasing around the West.