The mission of the Appalachian Mountain Club is to foster the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the outdoors.

Organization scope

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia

Contact

Mark Zakutansky
(551) 427-0974
mzakutansky@outdoors.org

 

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4/29/2021

Racism and the Land: A Timeline

4 minute read Ahwahneechee People living in the Yosemite Valley were forcefully removed from their land to pave the way for the creation of what would become Yosemite National Park. The 1851 atrocity is part of a long history of racism in the outdoors against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. The Wilderness Society and […]

4/29/2021

The Troubled History of Inclusion in American Outdoor Spaces

5 minute read PAULA CHAMPAGNEBlack, Indigenous, and People of Color have frequently been excluded from American outdoor spaces. We’ve been getting lots of questions about why AMC is so committed to increasing access to and engagement with the outdoors for all people. The simple answer is that everyone—regardless of sex, race, class, or orientation—should be […]

4/14/2021

Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Climate Change Solutions That Actually Work 

American Public Power Association / UnsplashAmong the climate change solutions AMC supports are energy diversity and clean energy standards that prioritize wind energy over fossil fuels. The threats posed by climate change—including stronger and more frequent storms, habitat loss, sea level rise, and an uptick in climate refugees—will permanently alter the future of our planet. […]

4/8/2021

Resources on BIPOC and Anti-Racism in Outdoor Spaces

Paula ChampagneBlack, Indigenous, and People of Color have frequently been excluded from American outdoor spaces. AMC is committed to increasing access to and engagement with the outdoors for all people. That requires grappling with the hard truth that the outdoors has often not been a safe space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)—a history that has deeply affected the […]

4/7/2021

Whose Nature Is It? Resources on Race and Inclusion in the Outdoors

4 minute read PAULA CHAMPAGNEBlack, Indigenous, and People of Color have frequently been excluded from American outdoor spaces. AMC is committed to increasing access to and engagement with the outdoors for all people. That requires grappling with the hard truth that the outdoors has often not been a safe space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)—a history that has […]

3/29/2021

AMC Stands in Solidarity With the Asian-American Community Against Violence and Racism

When one of us hurts, the AMC community hurts. The past few months, Asian-American members of the AMC community have been in pain. Their pain stems from an uptick in senseless and racist acts against Asian and Pacific Islander Americans across the country, culminating in the shocking murders of six women of Asian descent in […]

3/2/2021

Climate Change Impacts in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic—And What We Can Do

Paula ChampagneYoung activists call for swift action on climate change during the 2019 Climate Strike in Boston. Climate change impacts in Boston include sea level rise, dangerous storm surge, and dangerous heat waves. Climate change does not affect all regions the same. And its impacts vary from season to season. These regional and seasonal discrepancies […]

2/15/2021

A State-by-State Guide to Climate Change Plans in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

Patrick Tomasso / UnsplashRising sea levels and more deadly heat waves are increasingly troubling impacts of climate change in New York, where state leaders have set aggressive climate change plans to tackle the problem. For New England and Mid-Atlantic states experiencing stronger and more frequent storms and hurricanes, warmer and less snowy winters, dangerously high […]

2/12/2021

AMC Praises Recent Administrative Action on LWCF

New Guidance Removes Roadblocks to Access Conservation Funding The Appalachian Mountain Club welcomes an order from Acting Secretary of the Interior Scott de la Vega that reverses damaging actions taken by the previous Administration on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The Acting Secretary issued Secretarial Order 3396 on February 11, 2021, to remove roadblocks […]

1/29/2021

The Mid-Atlantic Highlands and the Highlands Conservation Act: An Explainer

Paula ChampagneCanoeists enjoy a quiet paddle on Breakneck Pond at the Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center. Harriman State Park in New York benefits from funding in the Highlands Conservation Act. The Mid-Atlantic Highlands comprise a ribbon of green space stretching through northwestern Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—the geographical heart of […]