Amc’s Maine Woods Initiative

The Maine Woods Initiative is the Appalachian Mountain Club’s strategy for land conservation in the 100-Mile Wilderness region. The Initiative is an innovative approach to conservation that combines outdoor recreation, resource protection, responsible forestry, and community partnerships. To date, AMC has purchased and permanently conserved 70,000 acres of forest land, created over 120 miles of recreational trails, opened three sporting camps to the public, established an FSC®-certified responsible forestry operation, and developed a partnership with local Piscataquis County schools. Read more below on our efforts in the Maine Woods.


Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine Woods Initiative recognized in Maine Sunday Telegram’s prestigious SOURCE Sustainability Awards.

CCML Rural Pacesetter Award

AMC’s Maine Woods Initiative is honored for commitments to the economic and environmental sustainability of rural communities.