Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. The Appalachian Mountain Club advocates for land and riverway conservation, monitors air quality, researches climate change, and works to protect alpine and forest ecosystems throughout the Northern Forest and Mid-Atlantic Highlands regions.
Poor air quality in the Eastern US directly affects hikers and others who recreate outdoors. Haze pollution diminishes scenic views and can negatively affect respiratory and cardiovascular health.
You can participate in the AMC’s Mountain Watch Visibility Reporting from the trail. Having planned your hike in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, request a data sheet from the website, take a photo of a view on your hike, and record your opinion of the view.
Action applicable to the Appalachian Mountain Region of the USA.