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, April 29, 2016
Development of natural areas in the United States, coupled with expected changes in climate, have increased the importance of migration corridors that connect protected natural areas. Large, connected wild lands reduce the isolation of animal and plant populations and allow for migration and movement that can help preserve populations of wild species and enhance genetic and ecosystem diversity.
- Thursday, April 28, 2016
An analysis of more than 8,700 low-producing natural gas wells in two counties in the San Juan Basin, San Juan and Rio Arriba, determined that BLM’s rule will have little to no negative impact on these marginal wells.
The results of the study indicate that the new rule—which aims to reduce waste from venting, flaring and leaks from oil and gas operations on public and tribal lands—will actually increase overall production and royalties paid to support vital services in the state of New Mexico.
- Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The measure would permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, protect two wilderness areas in New Mexico and address water supply and river restoration efforts in the Yakima Basin in Washington state.