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, August 26, 2016
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.
- Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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.
- Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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.