On April 6, 2013, ASEH's executive committee approved the following statement to supplement ASEH's advocacy guidelines (also available on this website):
The ASEH is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit scholarly organization. Our central mission is promoting environmental history. We adopt positions only on issues directly related to scholarship. Our objective is to provide a scholarly forum for discussion of a diversity of issues and to encourage individual members to consider how their historical analysis might be useful in informing policy.