On May 5th, 2017 Springfield, MA became the 27th Urban Migratory Bird City in America. At a signing ceremony at the Springfield Science Museum, the city’s Mayor Dominic J. Sarno signed an Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds along with key partners such as The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service and…

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New Hampshire Accepting In-Person and Written Comments on Transmission Line Proposal For more than seven years, AMC has been working to protect New Hampshire’s remarkable scenic landscapes, forests, and trails from the proposed Northern Pass transmission line. The project as proposed would traverse 192-miles, creating a lasting, negative impact on the overall character of special…

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COVER PHOTO: JOE KLEMENTOVICH AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE MAY/JUNE 2017 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES Run for the Hills: The Northeast’s Best Trail Running, with Tips for Newbies Cookbook Preview: Backpacking Recipes from AMC’s Real Trail Meals Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Relevant Research, Sound Science Browse all View from AMC CURRENTS Are White Mountain Wildfires…

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Have you ever heard the trail adage: “It’s a simple footpath”? But, when it comes to privies, shelters, signage, re-routes, protecting adjacent corridor lands, and on-going funding for staff, interpretation, and programs, there is nothing simple about managing our National Scenic Trails. That’s why ‘Hike the Hill’ takes place every year, allowing AMC and other…

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While appreciative of work that has gone into a recently revised Nash Stream Forest Management plan draft, AMC believes that the draft revised plan departs from the ecologically progressive vision set forth in the original 1995 management plan. AMC recommends significant changes in the areas of timber management, ATV use, natural areas and climate-change considerations….

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COVER PHOTO: MICHAEL GAIGE AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE MARCH/APRIL 2017 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES Get Pumped for Packrafting Camp Dodge: Revisit AMC’s Volunteer Trails Hub on the Eve of a Reno Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC How Your Hut Stay Supports the AMC Mission Browse all View from AMC CURRENTS Alien Outbreak: Invasive Species Found…

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The Appalachian Mountain Club joined five other New Hampshire-based conservation organizations recently in submitting a letter to the Coos County Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment expressing “deep concerns” regarding a proposal by the Mount Washington Cog Railway to construct a hotel in the alpine zone on Mount Washington. The letter, signed by representatives…

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In 2012, the Connecticut River Watershed, which shares a boundary with the Silvio O. Conte U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge (Conte Refuge), was designated as a National Blueway. This designation has brought increased attention to the watershed and helped shine a spotlight on the awesome work that’s been happening in the refuge for decades. Tremendous…

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COVER PHOTO: TONY NG AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES AMC’s 22nd Annual Photo Contest: See the Winners Remote Backcountry Cabins to Visit This Winter High Jinxed: A Hiker Investigates His Fear of Heights Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Steadfast Stewardship Browse all View from AMC CURRENTS Pennsylvania Reintroduces Fire Towers…

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The months of November and December are active for the NH Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) Northern Pass permitting process, in that interveners must file their testimony with the SEC by December 30th.  With close to 150 intervening parties (the vast majority of which are opposing the project as proposed), this makes for a deluge of…

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