Breaking news: Forest Society of Maine, Open Space Institute, AMC Team Up to Conserve 4,358-acre Parcel Surrounding Silver Lake and West Branch of Pleasant River. View Press Release>>
The Maine Woods Initiative is the Appalachian Mountain Club’s strategy for land conservation in the 100-Mile Wilderness region. The Initiative is an innovative approach to conservation that combines outdoor recreation, resource protection, sustainable forestry, and community partnerships. To date, AMC has purchased and permanently conserved 70,000 acres of forest land, created over 120 miles of recreational trails, opened three sporting camps to the public, established an FSC-certified sustainable forestry operation, and developed a partnership with local Piscataquis County schools. Read more below on our efforts in the Maine Woods.