ATC's Southern Partnership Meeting is a yearly gathering of representatives from all 12 of the A.T. Clubs in GA, NC, TN & VA as well our agency partners from the Chattahoochee, Nantahala, Cherokee, Pisgah, Jefferson and George Washington National Forests, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway and State agencies. Issues of the day are discussed, plans for ATC’s Konnarock Volunteer Trail Crew are determined, and ample opportunity is provided to network and have fun while working together with counterparts in other clubs and A.T. partner organizations.
Additionally, Regional Partnership Committees (RPCs) hold their twice-yearly meetings for ATC’s Virginia Region and Southern Region. RPCs serve as communication links between ATC and the Trail maintaining clubs and agency partners on policy issues, and as advisers to the ATC Regional Directors and the Stewardship Council on important Trail management issues. The group reviews, discusses successes and provides recommendations on A.T. related challenges.
On Friday, prior to the weekend’s meetings, a Partnership Hike provides the opportunity for field review and discussion of pertinent A.T. management issues and a chance to have a pleasant hike on the A.T. with A.T. management friends.
This year, ATC's Southern Regional Office (VARO) is planning and coordinating SPM. For more information, contact Amanda Wheelock at [email protected]