Stories from the Northern Forest

The Northern Forest is within a day’s drive for more than 70 million people, but some people call this wild wonderland home.

Find out about the people that live, work and play in the Northern Forest and why they want to keep these woods healthy and vibrant for generations to come.

Dan Newton

Dan Newton is an English teacher who explores White Mountain National Forest with his family, finding spiritual faith and inspiration.

Polly Mahoney

Master dogsled guide Polly Mahoney and her 41 dogs lead others on trails and down rivers in the wilderness of the mountains of western Maine.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Wilderness Society commends the Obama Administration for making history today by quadrupling the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, now the largest protected area in the world, measuring 582,578 square miles.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument will be a unit of the National Park Service and was announced on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, which was established on August 25, 1916.

  • Max Greenberg

    The next fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, meaning that Congress is running out of time to cobble together "must-pass" appropriations legislation that will pay for the day-to-day expenses of the federal government.

    But in what has become a sad annual commentary on some leaders' dereliction of America's conservation tradition, the process is gummed up with counterproductive “riders” that have no place in the appropriations process, and would hurt wildlands right when they sorely need our help.