Conservation

Get Out and Stand Up for the Outdoors On April 22, AMC invites you to join us for Earth Day. We are hosting events all around the Northeast, and there is something for everyone. Join us to march for science, clean up a park or trail, or simply celebrate the joy of healthy outdoor activities….

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President Trump issued an Executive Order on Tuesday that sets the stage to reverse the progress our country has made in addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution from fossil fuels, the main ingredient of human-caused climate change.  The AMC has been working to address climate change through federal and regional policies for decades, and we view…

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From White Cap Mountain in Maine to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped protect special places in the Northeast and across the country for more than 50 years, but this key federal conservation funding program needs our support today. Now is the time to fully fund and permanently reauthorize the…

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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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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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This fall, we asked you to join us in calling on Congress to #FinishTheBusiness as pressing conservation issues remained unaddressed while the clock ticked down the days until a new President and a new Congress took office. After the election in November, Congress returned to their offices on Capitol Hill and our campaign kicked into high…

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With his nomination of Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency, President-elect Trump has confirmed some of our worst fears. The EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment—work that is critical to hiker health and to the mountains, rivers, and forests central to AMC’s mission.  Scott Pruitt’s track record as a…

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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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