BOSTON, Massachusetts ??вЂќ The Appalachian Mountain Club today announced that it has named Christine Woodside as the new editor of Appalachia, the nation??в„ўs oldest mountaineering and conservation journal. Woodside, an accomplished, award-winning environmental writer and editor, succeeds Lucille Stott, who served as editor for five years.
Woodside is the former environmental reporter for The Day, a daily newspaper in New London, Connecticut, where she worked for 13 years. During her tenure, she earned two first-place awards for environmental writing from the New England Press Association.
Woodside??в„ўs freelance portfolio includes nearly 100 articles for The New York Times, largely focused on environmental topics, and she has published commentary in The Washington Post and The Hartford Courant. Past articles also include contributions to Appalachia, as well as The Christian Science Monitor, Preservation Online, and Woman??в„ўs Day. Additionally, Woodside edited and contributed photographs to the book Living on an Acre, an updated version of a USDA guide to small-scale homesteading. She is the author of the upcoming Homeowners Guide to Energy Independence, to be released this fall by Lyons Press. Woodside currently edits the quarterly magazine Connecticut Woodlands for the Connecticut Forest & Park Association.
In addition to a strong background in environmental writing, Woodside shares a passion for the outdoors and hiking with her husband, Nat Eddy, and thru-hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine, in 1987. They live in Deep River, Connecticut, with their two daughters.
Appalachia is published twice yearly, and it has been published continuously since the founding of the Appalachian Mountain Club in 1876. Each issue includes essays on mountaineering, outdoor adventure and conservation, as well as regular sections such as Alpina, a roundup of mountaineering expeditions worldwide, Poetry, Book Reviews, and a regional Accidents report. The Mountain Voices series profiles significant figures in the exploration and conservation of wild places in the Northeast. Recent essays have included a history of climbing on Everest, John Muir??в„ўs travels in New England, a visit to the real Cold Mountain, thru-hiker stories of ???trail magic??? on the Appalachian Trail, tracking down amphibians in the alpine zone, and a trip down a new 325-mile canoe trail in Maine.
The AMC also publishes AMC Outdoors, its membership magazine, as well as guidebooks, maps, and adventure narratives.
To learn more about Appalachia or to subscribe, please visit www.outdoors.org/appalachia. Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is the oldest conservation and recreation organization in the United States. With 90,000 members in the Northeast and beyond, the nonprofit AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and wise use of the mountains, rivers and trails of the Appalachian region.