Conservation

Full and Dedicated Funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund Now is our chance to finally secure permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The United States Senate is reviewing S.1081, a bi-partisan bill to permanently provide $900 million annually to the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Write to your Senators…

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Add Your Voice to Defend Air Quality Regulations Oppose EPA’s Proposed Rollback of the Mercury and Air Toxics Rule Across the Northeast, pollution from coal-fired power plants is adding mercury and other toxins to our environment. To protect human health, wildlife, and our air and water, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) were adopted in…

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Add Your Voice to Protect Clean Water Oppose any changes to the Clean Water Act that would harm our nation’s rivers and waterways The Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to rollback important protections for our rivers and creeks by changing the definition of “waters of the United States”. If enacted, this change would strip protections…

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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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Become a Citizen Scientist and Support AMC Research Download iNaturalist on your smart phone. Join our Northeast Alpine Flower Watch project. Contribute important data while you explore the outdoors! You don’t need to be an expert to identify key species and contribute to this project. Citizen science is an established tool for producing reliable scientific outcomes, and…

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The Appalachian Mountain Club has protected nearly 27,000 acres of working forestland near the West Branch of Pleasant River in Maine, a project made possible through The Conservation Fund’s Working Forest Fund® program and supported in part with a leadership gift from the Richard King Mellon Foundation. Read the full press release here. The West…

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our Recent Work We are proud to share with you these snapshots of just some of our conservation work this last year. Across the region and in every program, we are advancing AMC’s mission of promoting the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. View AMC’s 2016…

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our Recent Work We are proud to share with you these snapshots of just some of our conservation work this last year. Across the region and in every program, we are advancing AMC’s mission of promoting the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. View our 2017…

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An EPA proposal to stall the existing clean car standards must be rejected. Add your voice today to oppose this change and instead support cleaner cars and trucks to improve our air and address climate change. In April 2018 AMC responded to the Trump Administration’s announced intent to undermine this important progress on improving air quality and…

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Update: On Thursday, October 18, 2018, Central Maine Power announced they will bury the proposed transmission line under Kennebec Gorge. While this satisfies one of AMC’s concerns regarding the project, it fails to address others and AMC remains opposed to the project. Read the updated statement here. The Appalachian Mountain Club has officially been designated…

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