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As New England ski resorts announce visitor restrictions this winter, a surge of skiers are heading to the backcountry to seek solitude and powder. With national outdoor retailers reporting that sales of backcountry ski equipment have tripled in the last year, this winter is expected to see unprecedented numbers of backcountry skiers, many trying the…

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November 12, 2020 (Augusta, ME) — Three conservation groups have asked a federal judge to halt Central Maine Power’s (CMP) premature plans to begin construction on its controversial transmission line. The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), and Sierra Club Maine filed a motion for preliminary injunction to prevent work beginning…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PLEASE CONTACT: Colin Durrant (NRCM), colin@nrcm.org, (207) 200-4412; Susan Arnold (AMC), sarnold@outdoors.org, (603) 664-2050; Becky Bartovics (Sierra Club), bbartovics@gmail.com, (207) 390-0393 Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), and Sierra Club Maine are challenging the Army Corps for failure to rigorously assess impacts of the controversial transmission corridor on…

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Maine organizations receive $1 million federal grant to protect over 13,000 acres of wildlife habitat 3 federally Endangered, 3 federally Threatened, 6 state Endangered, 4 state Threatened species to benefit. Portland, ME September 18, 2020—Four Maine conservation organizations will share a $1 million grant from the federal North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) to conserve…

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The American Alpine Club, Appalachian Mountain Club, Colorado Mountain Club, Mazamas, and The Mountaineers join with those speaking out and taking action against racist, sexist, and otherwise derogatory route names, and we welcome the conversation about how best to move forward as a community. Historically in the U.S. climbing community, the opportunity and privilege of…

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Historic Victory as U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Fully, Permanently Fund LWCF and Restore Our Public Lands WASHINGTON – The United States House of Representatives voted to pass legislation to fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and invest in critical repairs within national parks, national forests, and other public…

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I believe every American in a position of leadership has a duty to speak out about the crisis of racism and White violence gripping our country. I made a statement last week that reflects my point of view as a fundamentally optimistic person. Today my optimism remains unchanged, but I’m angrier. It’s the right time…

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There’s the entire history of our country to unpack from the racist violence that’s marked the past few weeks in America. I’m not qualified to do that. But I will say that at a time when the outdoors is for many of us the only refuge, the assault or murder of a jogger, a bird-watcher,…

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The New Hampshire Supreme Court this morning ruled to uphold the state’s decision not to move forward with the Northern Pass transmission project, delivering a final, fatal blow to the proposal first put forward by Eversource in 2010. “After nearly nine long years, we are thrilled to finally see this misconceived, poorly designed, outdated overhead…

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Continued focus needed to ensure full and dedicated funding The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) welcomed passage of legislation this week in Congress to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) as part of a package of bills related to public lands. The public lands package passed the Senate on February 12th with overwhelming…

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