Approaches

Approaches

Paving the way for a more sustainable future.

AMC is fortunate to have a unique audience that is actively engaged in local conservation and research efforts in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the US, helping to pave the way for the future enjoyment of the outdoors for all. Our aim is to create a culture of active conservation to help protect these experiences and encourage participation through a multi-tiered approach that includes a vibrant membership base, a team of scientists and policy advocates, land and water initiatives, and passionate trail maintenance crews.

Science

Science matters, especially when it comes to the fight against climate change. Our dedicated staff of research scientists work to understand how air and water pollution affect the natural world, and determine ways to protect the vital ecosystems where we recreate. Through the monitoring of air quality, studying the fragile alpine zones and forests in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, and researching the causes and effects of climate change, AMC’s scientists are able to aid in our goal of achieving net zero by 2050 and preserving these lands for future generations.

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Advocacy

At AMC, we believe the outdoors deserves a voice. Working with decision makers, federal and state agencies, and many recreation and conservation partners, AMC leads in the protection of vital outdoor spaces in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, through large-scale land conservation efforts in the Maine Woods to preserving the clean waters of the Connecticut and Delaware River Watersheds for future generations to enjoy. Our regional conservation and recreation initiatives support public policy issues, including energy, air quality, and land protection based on sound science.

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Protection

AMC prioritizes innovative solutions to protecting and preserving the vital resources found in the forests of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. By balancing conservation, responsible forestry, and recreation for a more sustainable future, AMC has developed a model that utilizes these lands to fight against the effects of climate change. AMC’s Maine Woods Initiative (MWI) incorporates responsible timber management as a key element of the project, along with backcountry recreation, land conservation, and community economic development, serving as a “green endowment” to help offset the costs of owning the land and supports other MWI programs.

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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.