The members of the Adirondack Mountain Club share an appreciation of the value of our wild lands and waters; a commitment to their protection and to using them responsibly; and a conviction that the lands of the Forest Preserve should be allowed to respond to natural influences with minimum interference by man.

Initiatives and public action by chapters of ADK on local, state and national conservation issues are essential to the effectiveness of the Club and are coordinated with Club Conservation-oriented advocacies. We work to help protect lands across the state, in addition to those of the Adirondack and Catskill Parks. Outings and field trips, hikes and letter writing, participation in state land use planning processes—just some of the Conservation Committee activities.