Rivers

Whether your concern is climate change, mountain air quality, energy-project siting, land and forest protection, or a combination of these and other conservation-related issues, you can expect AMC to take a stand in defense of the outdoors. And you can rest assured that our positions are based on sound science. AMC’s scientific research provides a…

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American Rivers, a waterway protection organization, publishes an annual ranking of America’s most endangered waterways. Threats include poor environmental protection, damming, deforestation, and pollution, yet the rivers on this list still feature spectacular potential for canoeing and kayaking. These four endangered rivers, from the last three years’ lists, are each worth exploring: 1. MERRIMACK RIVER…

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Beaver dams get a bad rap. Sure, they can be a nuisance, wreaking havoc on roads, cellars, and culverts across the Northeast and inspiring officials to extend beaver-trapping season and install beaver-proof pipes to drain flooded areas. But the busy rodents and the ponds they create are also cleaning our waterways and protecting fish that live…

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When people think about conservation in New England, verdant forestland or meadows teeming with wildlife might come to mind. But for Norm Sims, of Winchester, N.H., and Julia Khorana, of Stow, Mass., conservation is a little more fluid. Sims and Khorana, along with other AMC members, are the unsung heroes of whitewater conservation in New England. They’ve…

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In 2012, the Connecticut River Watershed, which shares a boundary with the Silvio O. Conte U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge (Conte Refuge), was designated as a National Blueway. This designation has brought increased attention to the watershed and helped shine a spotlight on the awesome work that’s been happening in the refuge for decades. Tremendous…

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AMC’s latest land acquisition adds 4,358 acres to its landholdings in the Maine Woods, including habitat for a wide range of plants and animals and a multitude of opportunities for paddlers, hikers, anglers, campers, and other outdoors enthusiasts. The forested parcel surrounds Silver Lake and 12 miles of the West Branch of the Pleasant River…

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This fall, we asked you to join us in calling on Congress to #FinishTheBusiness as pressing conservation issues remained unaddressed while the clock ticked down the days until a new President and a new Congress took office. After the election in November, Congress returned to their offices on Capitol Hill and our campaign kicked into high…

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Congress has until the end of December to pass this critical legislation. Tell them it’s time to #FinishTheBusiness. With the election behind us, one thing hasn’t changed: AMC remains committed to ensuring that the outdoors has a strong voice in Washington D.C., a voice that was heard loud and clear on election day as voters…

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Did you know AMC forestland in Maine is helping to combat climate change? It’s doing so by naturally storing—or sequestering—atmospheric carbon, says David Publicover, AMC’s forest ecologist and assistant director of research. Atmospheric carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Storing carbon in forests, which take up more carbon than they…

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No matter how you feel about the upcoming election, one thing is clear – Congress isn’t off the hook yet. AMC advocates for conservation programs, legislation, and policies that matter to all of us as outdoor enthusiasts. But the current Congress has failed to act on many key conservation measures that affect the protection of…

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