Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge

A wildlife refuge on the border of Maine and New Hampshire, Umbagog is home to moose and many hiking and paddling opportunities.

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.

Why Umbagog

A popular recreation spot and wildlife haven, the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge is threatened by encroaching development.

Work we’re doing

The Wilderness Society and its partners are working to guarantee the long term protection of Umbagog.

Partners

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge.

  • BLM Planning 2.0 hearing support documents

  • 2015 Audited Financial Statements

  • This report describes how the U.S. government agency that oversees 700 million subsurface acres of oil and gas resources on nearly 250 million acres of public lands is saddled with outdated and unbalanced policies, often contradicting its own mandate to manage the land for multiple uses.

    90 percent of the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management is open to oil and gas leasing, even in areas with little or no potential for developing these resources, compromising potential for protecting wildlife and recreation, while encouraging speculative leasing.