Our Next Meeting

Regular monthly meetings, normally the first Wednesday each month are being reschuled to feature the Channeling Pinchot Series.  we are co-sponsoring with Connecticut Forest and Parks Association.

Channeling Pinchot, Part 2:

Last month we examined environmental policy from the Muir-Preservationist-Park Service perspective. We viewed the part of Ken Burns' America's Best Idea that covered the Pinchot/Muir split. From this point of view, Gifford Pinchot appears compromised and bureaucratic. He is made to look especially bad in the Hetch-Hetchy debate.

This month (technically on March 1st) we explore environmental policy through the Pinchot-Conservationist- Forest Service perspective. We will view the part of the official US Forest Service Documentary The Greatest Good that covers the tenure of Pinchot as the first Director. We will break for food and drink (non-alcoholic) and then reconvene to enjoy a moderated discussion to explore Muir's and Pinchot's legacy and maybe begin to frame when we, as committed environmentalists should "Channel Pinchot" .

When: Friday March 1st 6:30pm
Where: CFPA HQ, Rockfall (directions)
How: Please RSVP to andrewcmay13@aol.com or 860-983-4537 (*)

Light Refreshments will be served, so please RSVP if you plan on attending so we can have a full count of attendees.

If you are interested in helping or attending, please send an e-mail to conservation@ct-amc.org.

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Our Mission

The Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region.

We believe these resources have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Because successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors, we encourage people to experience, learn about, and appreciate the natural world.

The Connecticut Chapter Conservation Committee promotes that mission, particularly as it relates to conservation, with an emphasis on Connecticut issues.

Our regular meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Connecticut Forest and Parks (CFPA) building just west of Middletown. Click for Directions.

Interested in conservation? You may have noticed that our website is a little out of date. Would you like to help? We need someone to maintain the committee web pages. Minimal web skills required and we will provide the software.

We welcome your comments and suggestions for future speakers and topics.