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What’s up with the weather? If you’ve been noticing the same things I have, you’ve probably asked that question a few times recently. But it’s not a rhetorical question. Near and far, extreme weather incidents are becoming more frequent, and that points to climate change, a real phenomenon to which we all contribute. And we…

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AMC’s strategic objectives set us on a new, transformative path, with a focus on broadening our constituency, reaching more kids, and demonstrating leadership in conservation and recreation throughout our region. As organizations change, it is good to assess whether an organization’s “brand,” or image, is consistent with, and a contributor to, that change. Last year…

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It didn’t take long after meeting Andrew Norkin, AMC’s director of trails and recreation management, to recognize that he’s an upstanding, above-board kind of guy. So when he talked recently about all the “dirty work” ahead for his team this summer, it was plain to see he was referring to the challenges in store for…

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You and I are all a part of something bigger. I mean something even bigger than AMC, and we all play a supporting role. I’m talking about the outdoor recreation economy. The gear we buy and the trips we take—whether to the local park or across the country—pump money into the economy and support local…

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Recent natural gas prices have hit all-time lows, because underground supplies have become more accessible through a process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. While that fuel burns relatively cleanly and is less expensive than other energy sources, gas extracted by fracking carries with it other costs that make this energy anything but cheap. Fracking…

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