Speak up for the outdoors and make your voice heard on pressing conservation issues.
Join AMC in protecting the mountains, rivers, forests, and trails of our region. Learn about and speak up on issues that threaten the Northeast outdoors, as well as opportunities to ensure that treasured locations and landscapes can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Below you will find updates on current issues and recent activities. Sign up for email updates on actions at the bottom of the page, and lend your voice to protect the outdoors.
Support self-determination for the Wabanaki people in Maine
The Wabanaki people have cared for the land, water, and wildlife in Maine for 10,000 years. But those tribes have a legal status different than all other tribes across the country, which limits their ability to steward the places that are central to their culture and identity. Join AMC in supporting legislation in the Maine legislature to establish that three federally recognized tribes enjoy the same “rights, privileges, powers, duties and immunities” as all 570 other federally recognized tribes in the United States.Take Action
Ask Your Legislators to Support Reauthorization of the Highlands Conservation Act
Crucial funding for land conservation in the Highlands region is set to expire in 2021 without your help. Tell your legislators that you support the reauthorization of this act to preserve endangered wildlife habitat, protect drinking watersheds, and increase outdoor recreation.Take Action
Solutions for Clean and Equitable Transportation
Transportation emissions are now our region’s largest cumulative source of greenhouse gas emissions and a significant source of smog and soot, contributing to the climate crisis that’s already causing shorter winters and more intense storms. Each part of the region faces different transportation challenges, but we’re all affected by deficiencies in the system, health concerns from pollution, and economic disparities. Please ask your governor to prioritize investments in modernized, equitable transportation systems.Take Action
Clean Air for All
The Biden Administration has set out some important goals around climate and environmental justice that align with AMC’s conservation policies, and now we want to offer some emphasis on issues we see as priorities at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We appreciate that there is much for EPA to do to fix the harm to the outdoors and our natural world from the last four years of air quality rollbacks.Take Action
State Conservation Funding
The programs and people dedicated to conservation in your state ensure the region’s outdoor resources are managed responsibly. They also work to make them accessible and welcoming to everyone. Tell your state senator and representative that trail development and maintenance, parks and forest management, and land conservation are essential and require robust funding for both projects and the state agencies dedicated to these activities.Take Action
30 by 30: Conservation for Climate
Add your voice in support of a national and global movement to conserve 30 percent of the lands and waters of the United States by 2030. Known as ‘30 by 30,’ this inclusive and bold vision for building climate resilience and preserving biodiversity by safeguarding America’s lands, waters, and wildlife habitat supports the efforts of everyone actively involved in conserving, stewarding, restoring, using, and enjoying nature.Take Action
Support the Establishment of a MA Office of Outdoor Recreation
Outdoor recreation enhances the health, quality of life, and well-being of Massachusetts residents. It’s also an important contributor to the state’s economy. But unlike many other states, Massachusetts does not have an office to support, promote, and expand outdoor recreation across the state, and to ensure equitable access to the outdoors. AMC supports a bill, currently in the State Legislature, that would establish a State Office of Outdoor Recreation.Take Action
Combat the Climate and Nature Crisis with Conservation, Jobs, and Access to the Outdoors for All
Before Thanksgiving, the House of Representatives passed a budget reconciliation bill with more than half a trillion dollars in climate-related investment. The Senate is currently negotiating over this massive, game-changing legislation. The implications for conservation are truly historic. The climate crisis, and inequitable access to nature’s benefits for poor and marginalized communities, demands action, and the Build Back Better Act has the potential to deliver if Senators ensure that climate provisions remain in the final bill.
Join AMC's Conservation Action Network (CAN)
Hard science, focused advocacy, and a whole lot of hands-on work have defined AMC’s conservation mission from the beginning. But it’s your support that carries the day in community meeting houses, in Congress, and in untrammeled wilderness alike. Sign up for our CAN newsletter to learn more about our conservation initiatives and how you can contribute.