This area is home to old-growth forests as well as growing populations of bobcats and lynx. The Wilderness Society is working with partners to protect these lands.
Encompassing one of the largest undeveloped areas in the eastern U.S., the High Peaks are home to important forests. These forests are like a living laboratory for studying climate change.
What we’re doing
We’re working with local groups and land trusts to protect and conserve lands in the High Peaks area. In addition, we’re researching how wildlife and wild places can adapt to climate change.
We work with the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust in the High Peaks area.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
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