OUTSIDE Recognizes the Appalachian Trail Conservancy as One of 100 Best Places to Work in the United States

Date Published: Oct 02, 2014

Best Places to Work 2014

Harpers Ferry, WV (Oct. 2, 2014) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2014. Each year, OUTSIDE recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work and play. These companies encourage employees to lead an active lifestyle, are eco-conscious, and prioritize giving back to the community. The entire list of winners appears online at www.outsideonline.com/dreamjobs.

“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is full of enthusiastic and passionate individuals who work to maintain and protect the Appalachian Trail,” said Javier Folgar, the ATC’s director of Marketing and Communications. “This recognition is a huge honor to not only our staff, but also our supporters, partners and volunteers.”

For almost 90 years, the ATC has upheld the highest standards for the protection and management of the 2,180-mile long Appalachian Trail (A.T.) to ensure that it can be shared and enjoyed well into the future. The organization accomplishes its mission through Trail management and support, conservation initiatives, and youth engagement, all while increasing its outreach to a diverse audience. The ATC works cooperatively with the federal government, 31 Trail maintaining clubs, and a volunteer force of more than 6,000.

To find the best places to work in the United States, OUTSIDE conducted a rigorous eight-month vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group to assess the policies, practices and demographics of hundreds of companies, and went straight to the employees to hear about factors like role satisfaction, work environment and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop: companies who cultivate a comfortable and collaborative workplace, enable their employees to enjoy the great outdoors and take pride in their roles in the community and the environment.

“If you’re considering a career change or searching for your dream job, OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work list is the first place to look,” said OUTSIDE Executive Editor Michael Roberts. “These companies set the standard for workplaces that really value their employees and offer an experience that’s fulfilling inside and outside the office.”

The complete list of Best Places to Work winners is featured online at www.outsideonline.com/dreamjobs. For more information about the ATC, visit www.appalachiantrail.org.

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About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park Service, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is approximately 2,185 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information, please visit www.appalachiantrail.org.

Contact: Javier Folgar                                                                    
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.535.2200 x117
Fax: 304.535.2667
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ATHike
Web: www.appalachiantrail.org

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