Hidden gem of the Northeast
Amid the noisy cities of the Northeast, Maine’s wilderness is a needed refuge. In Maine, you can walk the bracing, salty coast of Acadia National Park and within a few hours, experience the solitude of the North Woods, where rivers twist through dense evergreen forest.
As populations grow, so does pressure on these and other wild havens. Lands like the High Peaks region of western Maine, home to a rare 30-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail unbroken by roads, are threatened by encroaching development. Meanwhile, Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument could face reckless logging under potential management changes.
Our wild playgrounds aren’t the only thing at risk. Vital habitat for moose, bear, lynx and salmon is at stake. It will take a concerted effort by people who care to ensure we don’t lose these precious wildlands.
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We work with local conservation and citizen groups in Maine to ensure our conservation efforts are united with local initiatives and the best regional expertise.