In the Northern Forest, you’ll find world-class recreation set amongst deep woods and bird-filled wetlands. But these lands are at risk. The Wilderness Society is working to protect the Northern Forest from threats like climate change and development.
The Northern Forest is a land where sugar maples thrive, moose and lynx roam, spruce-fir forests teem with migratory songbirds and humans continue to enjoy age-old connections to the land. Generations of local communities have enjoyed the economic, recreational and health benefits the Northern Forest provides. At Wilderness, we're working to keep it that way.
The Northern Forest is home to thousands of people that care about wild places, and millions more that visit each year. Here are some of their stories.
With forests crawling with deer, moose, black bear and other wildlife, the Northern Forest is a wildlife watcher’s dream come true. Throw in world class hiking, camping and fishing and you’ve got one of the most popular wild places in America.
The Northern Forest stretches from the tip of northern Maine to the Adirondacks in New York. Within the heart of the Northern Forest landscape we work to protect several sensitive wildlands.
In addition to our focus areas, we also work to protect other areas of New England, as well as identify ways for our wild places to cope with climate change.
We work with numerous partners to build political and public awareness of the Northern Forest. Help us continue to protect this special area for future generations.
Learn more about issues affecting the places we work to protect with our Notes from the Field.
Add your voice to important wilderness causes and take action to stop threats to our wildlands by joining our community of wilderness activists.
Find fact sheets, reports and other resources related to wilderness policy and conservation.
- Thursday, July 19, 2018
An upcoming December oil and gas lease sale on public lands in Colorado would have broad impacts on local wildlife and communities, exacerbating conflicts between the Trump administration’s “energy dominance” agenda and local governments and communities. Areas proposed for leasing include protected sage grouse habitat, the embattled North Fork Valley and big game habitat and migration corridors.
- Thursday, July 19, 2018
Yesterday, a leaked Pentagon document containing the Department of Defense views on an irrelevant rider in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) regarding sage-grouse and other species revealed the true intent behind the perennial effort by Rep Rob Bishop (R-Utah). The provision, Sec.
- Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Congress is set to vote on a Department of the Interior funding bill amendment that would block the agency from carrying out its duty to properly manage and protect priceless cultural and natural resources within the Ironwood Forest National Monument in Arizona.