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Ensuring the Trail's Future

Our work is focused on the protection and stewardship of the Appalachian Trail.

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ATC interns hiking in Virginia

The life of an intern

The ATC's summer public relations intern, Aaron Weitzner, chatted with other current and former interns about their experience with the organization. Here's a snapshot of their conversation!

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Leave No Trace Trainers show off their patches

Seven sturdy takeaways from time on the Appalachian Trail

A walking classroom is the setting of a Leave No Trace Trainer course, designed to immerse participants in the teachable moments found along the world’s most famous long-distance Trail.

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Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in A Walk in the Woods

Redford & Nolte 'Walk in the Woods'

As Director Ken Kwapis said in introducing the film last night, there are three co-stars: Redford, Nolte and the Appalachian Trail.

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Protecting the A.T. Experience - Current Issues

Janet Steinert in Maine

Anticipating Climate Change and its Impacts on the Appalachian Trail

The heath and sustainability of the Appalachian Trail is threatened by climate change. Impacts include more frequent droughts, more severe storms, increased risk of forest fire, and more.

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Hikers in the Roan Highlands along the Appalachian Trail

Calling for Funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund

On September 30th, Congress failed to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a fund that has helped conserve our natural treasures, including the ‪Appalachian Trail‬. Tell Congress to reauthorize the Fund now!

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Columbia Gas Pipeline in Delaware Water Gap

Protecting the Appalachian Trail from Natural Gas Pipelines

Numerous gas pipelines have been proposed between southwest Virginia and Massachusetts, and they could be built across the A.T. We are concerned about the cumulative impacts.

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