White Mountain National Forest

This is New England’s wild backyard. The White Mountain National Forest includes some of the most untamed and beautiful country in the Northeast.

The Wilderness Society is working to preserve this grand forest for future generations. Our work strives to protect some of the wildest parts of White Mountain National Forest from logging and building.

Why the White Mountain National Forest?

This is New England’s wild backyard. Due in part to good forest stewardship, it remains among the most visited of the nation’s national forests.

Work we’re doing

The Wilderness Society is actively engaged with the US Forest Service to make sure that this wild area is safe from increased logging. We’re also making sure that the forest is managed in the best way possible for people and wildlife.

Our partners

To protect the White Mountain National Forest, The Wilderness Society works with the U.S. Forest Service. We provide scientific and policy expertise to make sure that the forest remains wild.

  • Alex Thompson

    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee will begin marking up the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2017 (H.R. 825).

    The bipartisan legislation would create priority areas for renewable energy development on public lands, ensuring more certainty and efficiency for projects, while limiting environmental and community impacts. The bill would also create a conservation fund to reinvest revenue from renewable energy projects back into affected communities, as well as into fish and wildlife habitat conservation and recreation on public lands.

  • Michael Reinemer

    Statement on Interior Department recommendation on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, July 21, 2017

    The following statement is from Scott Miller, Southwest Senior Regional Director for the Wilderness Society:

  • Tim Woody

    By passing H.R. 218 today, the U.S. House of Representatives set a dangerous precedent, approving construction of a destructive, unnecessary road through protected wilderness in the vital Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in the Alaska Peninsula.  

    This bill undermines bedrock conservation laws including the 1964 Wilderness Act, which prevents road building in designated wilderness, and the National Environmental Policy Act, which guarantees a process for environmental review of federal decisions, including participation by citizens and other stakeholders.