Monday, September 1, 2014

2015 Lodge and Hut Reservations Now Open!

Now is the time to book that winter gateway or summer adventure for 2015!  Check availability and request a reservation online, or call AMC Reservations, Monday through Saturday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM, at 603-466-2727.

Monday, August 11, 2014

AMC Senior VP Walter Graff in Leaders of Conservation Series

As part of its Leaders of Conservation Series, OutdoorHub.com spoke with AMC Senior Vice President Walter Graff about the accomplishments of the organization and the Maine Woods Initiative.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Science for the Outdoors: Cleaner Air and Water

Perhaps you have seen that strange equipment near Lakes of the Clouds Hut. Or, maybe you’ve spied a less conspicuous white object near the forest floor along the trail to Carter Hut.

These are just some of the places where AMC monitors air quality in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We’ve put together an interactive map for you to check out the scope of our ongoing research – locations denote direct measurements of air pollutants (A), water quality sampling sites (W), and plant monitoring sites where we are documenting the life stages and climate change (P). You can explore this Google Map >> or check out the more detailed version by opening this file in Google Earth >>


AMC has been studying the impacts of air pollution in the White Mountains for decades. As outdoor recreationists and conservationists, we take air pollution personally because it impacts our lungs, our views, and our environment. AMC’s air quality research provides important information on air pollution levels, its associated impacts, and progress from important Clean Air Act regulations. Here are a few things we know from AMC’s and partner organizations’ science...

VIEWS ARE CLEARER! On hazy days we can see about 18 miles further.
Thanks to the Clean Air Act Regional Haze Rule and other power plant regulations that are designed to protect special places like the Great Gulf and Presidential Range Dry River Wilderness Areas.
AIR IS HEALTHIER! Ozone levels are now at their lowest in the past 28 years of monitoring in the White Mountains.
Thanks to Clean Air Act National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone and the Ozone Transport regulations. But there is still work to be done! Higher elevations still observe polluted ozone days. Children and people who exercise outdoors or suffer from respiratory diseases are the most susceptible to the impacts of elevated ozone.
MOUNTAIN RAIN IS 4 TIMES LESS ACIDIC than 30 years ago – and water in mountain headwater streams is cleaner.
Thanks to Clean Air Act Acid Rain Program that reduced sulfur dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants and other fossil fuel burning sources.
Explore this Google Map >> or check out a more detailed version by opening this file in Google Earth >>

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

AMC Opposes Proposed Gas Pipeline in MA

Here in Massachusetts, we can be proud of the state’s track record in protecting land, water, and prime outdoor experiences while also reducing carbon emissions, improving energy efficiency, and other measures to reduce our demand for fossil fuels.

Which is why a proposal for a new gas pipeline from New York, through the Berkshires, and to eastern Massachusetts makes little sense.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LEGO Hiking Carter Notch

LEGO hikers Carri and Jackson are searching for the best-kept secrets surrounding Carter Notch in New Hampshire's White Mountains – and snapping beautiful 360° panoramas along the way. Follow their journey here >>

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Registration Open for Fall Gathering 2014 in Maine

Gear up for some great AMC fun this October when AMCers from all Chapters will gather for three days of exciting outdoor activities and socializing along the Maine coast! The Maine Chapter has been working hard to organize this year’s Fall Gathering, which will be held in Jefferson, Maine October 17-19. Registration is now open—make sure you reserve a spot before it fills up! For more information or to register, visit outdoors.org/fallgathering.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New England Energy Projects Heat Up

Summer is finally here—and things are certainly heating up across New England!

AMC has been hard at work keeping on top of trends in our regional energy policy and continuously supporting efforts to minimize the environmental costs of energy development. Learn more >>

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