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Overseeing the management and conservation of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail since 1925.
The mission of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is to protect, manage, and advocate for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE A.T.
New to the ATC and the Appalachian Trail? Start here.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Appalachian Trail and the work of the ATC to protect it forever, for all to enjoy.
Grant Recipients to Forward A.T. Landscape Conservation
2022-2023 Wild East Action Fund grants support projects protecting freshwater sources, climate-resilient habitats, and the scenic Appalachian Trail landscape.
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Share Your A.T. Photos in our State-by-State Photo Contest
Throughout the year, share your awe-inspiring photos of the Appalachian Trail for a chance to win an A.T. T-shirt!
Fuel for your adventures on the Appalachian Trail with some of our staff’s favorite trail foods. Which Trail recipes would be in your perfect March Snackness bracket?
ATC Board Makes Changes to Its Bylaws
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy Board of Directors reviews its Bylaws periodically to insure they adequately outline its obligations and governance processes.
Plan and Prepare
Getting ready for an A.T. adventure? This collection of resources will help you stay safe, healthy, and responsible on the Trail.
Give Back to the Trail
Become a Member
Membership benefits include an oversized Appalachian Trail strip map, a subscription to our membership magazine A.T. Journeys, discounts at the Ultimate A.T. Store®, special volunteer opportunities and invitations to exclusive events.
SUPPORT OUR WORK
We rely on the generosity of donors like you to help us fulfill our mission and vision of protecting the Appalachian Trail.
BECOME AN A.T. STEWARD
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Appalachian Trail. We have plenty of opportunities for you to give back to the Trail you love so much.