Conservation is one of three important pillars at the AMC, next to recreation and education. The AMC is involved in a number of conservation initiatives from DC to Maine. Two pressing conservation initiatives for the AMC involve land conservation and clean air. Read more about these issues below and find out how you can get involved.
For fifty years the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has been the country's principal source of federal funds for public land acquisition. It has supplied billions of dollars for national and state parks and other public lands as well as for park infrastructure, including a $100 million for Massachusetts. The fund was originally established in 1965 but is set to expire in September 2018. It is vital for conservation of critical natural resources that our legislators become champions for its permanent renewal. For more information see https://www.lwcfcoalition.com/lwcf52weeks/ and http://www.outdoors.org/articles/blogs/conservation/savelwcf/
The Trump administration proposes eliminating the Clean Power Plan, which was put in place in 2015 to reduce emissions of greenhouse and other pollutants from power plants. The comment period for this change in EPA regulations ends on 12/15/17. Comments are needed in support of keeping the Plan in place. See http://www.outdoors.org/articles/blogs/conservation/clean-power-plan-re… and https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355-0002