At the end of 2017, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will say farewell to our President and CEO, Ron Tipton, as he retires. Throughout his conservation career, Ron has been a vigilant protector of the A.T. experience as a Trail maintainer, club member, financial supporter and most recently as our leader.
Ron is passionate about our A.T. Landscape Conservation Initiative, a concerted effort to protect valuable natural and cultural landscapes along the length of the A.T.
They connect the Trail with surrounding geography, acreages, communities and even political jurisdictions. These special landscapes go deeply into our shared experience and need our collective financial support to protect them.