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.

  • Tim Woody

    President Barack Obama is expected to visit Anchorage, Alaska on Monday, where according to the White House he will address the State Department's GLACIER conference focused on a conversation around the Arctic and climate change. His visit to communities nearby will allow him to see first-hand the impacts that Native villagers and Alaskan communities are facing on a daily basis.

  • Michael Reinemer

    Senator Cantwell, the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has scheduled a hearing in Seattle on August 27 to examine wildfire issues.  Senator John Barrasso, who chairs that committee’s Public Lands, Forests and Mining subcommittee, is also scheduled to participate in the hearing.

  • Tim Woody

    When President Obama visits Alaska at the end of August, climate change will be a key focus of his trip. The Wilderness Society developed the following memo to provide a brief primer on key Alaska public lands where the effects of climate change can already be seen. This information is intended to ease your research and inform your reporting during the president’s visit. It focuses on four areas where the president’s administration has made major, important decisions: