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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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2016 Sees Rise in Ethical Hiking Practices Among Appalachian Trail Hikers

After analyzing visitor numbers collected at Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters from January to July 2016, we have observed several positive trends within the A.T. community.

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Senate Bill Aims to Combat Lyme Disease

The U.S. Senate will soon consider legislation that takes a vital step toward reducing occurrences of tick-borne illnesses and providing better treatment for those afflicted.

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The Next Gen Finally Meets Face-to-Face

The Trail is the heart of the community and the volunteers are the soul. This past weekend I had the honor of meeting people who embody what being the soul of the A.T. entails.

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Protecting the A.T. Experience - Current Issues

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Proposed AT&T Facility on Short Hill Mountain, VA

The proposed facility would threaten the scenic and cultural landscape of the Appalachian Trail in Loudoun County and the surrounding region.

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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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