AMC’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The outdoors is for everyone.
As a nearly 150-year-old organization, AMC acknowledges the history of exclusionary practices rooted in its policies, values, traditions, and physical infrastructure. Today we are critically assessing what we do, how we do it, and what assumptions underlie “the way things are.” As a leader in the conservation and recreation communities, AMC hopes to set an example for inclusive and equitable practices while working with and learning from our partners and peers. We know that our mission cannot succeed without engaging a broader community of people from wide-ranging backgrounds and experiences who love and want to care for the outdoors. We rely on a cross-organizational DEI Committee that includes staff and volunteers, which works alongside a Board of Directors DEI Committee to help us identify opportunities for improvement and learning. Constructive feedback from our community is welcome and helps to shape our work.
Supporting individual learning and cultural change:
The Troubled History of Inclusion in American Outdoor Spaces – Outdoors Bulletin. April 29, 2021. AMC Staff