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, May 26, 2017
Today, a coalition of conservation groups and others announced that a historic number of comments and petitions of support have been submitted to the Department of the Interior in support of Bears Ears National Monument. Despite the entirely inadequate 15-day period ending on May 26th provided for comments, more than 685,000 comments in support of Bears Ears National Monument have been collected.
- Thursday, May 25, 2017
The Wilderness Society can provide background, commentary and photos on the Trump administration review of Bears Ears and other national monuments across the country. Our experts can also offer regional insights and historical context regarding the use of the Antiquities Act to protect America’s natural, cultural and scientific treasures.
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- Tuesday, May 23, 2017
At a time when America’s parks and other public lands desperately need greater investments and protections, the proposed Trump budget represents a retreat from common sense. Thoughtless cuts proposed for federal land agencies fly in the face of the public’s love for shared national lands and waters.