Unfortunately, this wild area is threatened by sprawl, development and fragmenting wildlife habitat. The Wilderness Society works in and around the Umabagog National Wildlife Refuge to:
- Expand its protected areas.
- Protect endangered animals and plants.
- Improve recreation opportunities in the Refuge.
A popular recreation spot and wildlife haven, the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge is threatened by encroaching development.
The Wilderness Society and its partners are working to guarantee the long term protection of Umbagog.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge.
Hear artists, activists and adventurers share what the ownership and legacy of these American wildlands means to them.
- 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The “We Can’t Wait” report shows how outdated leasing guidelines, which cost taxpayers $62 million each year and create mounting environmental threats and cleanup costs, require immediate action.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.