Conservation Committee

The Conservation Committee hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including invasive plant removals, nature hikes, and trash cleanups. Monthly webinar topics have addressed wildlife conservation on Mt. Tom, forest health and carbon sequestration, invasive species, reptiles in Western Massachusetts, and the AMC's policy on solar siting.
Recent legislative work has consisted of developing material regarding solar power developments in forests, contacting legislators about forest protection and an increased funding for DCR, and attending webinars on locating solar power off forests and farms.
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We look forward to increasing the number of committee members, through webinars, meetings, and events, and are currently planning on holding more invasive plant removals, some family days with nature crafts, and trash cleanup events.

Upcoming Activities

Click or tap on the Register links to learn more and/or register for activities.

Forest Guided Resiliency Walk

Date: 30‑Sep‑2023
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Join us at #FallFest from 10:30 - 11:15 for a walk in the woods to learn about forest resiliency in the context of climate change, with Massachusetts DCR Climate Forester, Christina McKeown. We will meet near the registration/information table. This walk is intended for adults and older children and will be on primarily flat or easy terrain.

Family Forest Scavenger Hunt

Date: 30‑Sep‑2023
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Join us at #FallFest from 11:30 - 12:00 for a family-fun session of nature bingo, where everyone of all ages is welcome to join for an easy walk in the woods. Let's go exploring! Led by Massachusetts DCR Climate Forester, Christina McKeown. We will meet at the info/registration table.

Activity Schedule

All activities are subject to cancellation due to poor weather conditions. Check volunteer opportunities on for up-to-the-minute additions not yet shown here. Not all activities may be posted yet.

Volunteer Opportunities

Click or tap on the Volunteer links to learn more, check availability, and/or sign up for opportunities.

Conservation Committee Chair

Date: ongoing
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Join us to collaborate with volunteers and staff to maintain a vibrant conservation presence in Western Massachusetts!
Conservation Chairs work closely with AMC's Conservation Policy and Research Staff to educate and engage members and nonmembers in conservation action and stewardship activities. In addition, they report on opportunities for AMC to engage in local conservation actions such as providing comments for proposed legislation, writing letters relating to local issues, and responding to inquiries and requests from members and partners.
Chairs attend Executive Committee meetings and provide input on Chapter initiatives, coordinate with Conservation Committee members, and are current AMC members.
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