March 19, 2021
Trailway News: Spring is Almost Here
Spring is almost here! With warmer temperatures arriving and wildflowers soon beginning to bloom, more visitors will be coming to the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). As we all share the Trail, here are a few reminders so that everyone can have a safe and enjoyable A.T. experience:
- Pack It In, Pack It Out — Make sure to leave no trace by disposing of waste properly and not littering.
- Respect Wildlife — It’s that time of the year where folks aren’t the only ones stretching their legs after winter. Help protect wildlife by keeping your distance and storing your food properly.
- Plan Ahead and Prepare — As you plan out your upcoming hikes on the A.T. check out our Trail Updates page and Hiker Resource Library for the latest updates and other essential information.
A Conversation with Climate Experts
Join us live on March 25 at 7 p.m. for a virtual conversation about one of the most pressing issues facing the Appalachian Trail and the world: climate change. Through a discussion with landscape conservation and climate change experts Harvey Locke and Charles C. Chester, we will dive into the relationship between conserving the A.T. landscape and acting to curtail climate change and its impacts. Those who register for the event can also submit questions for a live Q&A session during the event. For more information and to register for the event today, click below.
Climate Action and the A.T. Landscape
As the largest contiguous green space on the East Coast, the connected forests of the A.T. landscape play an important role in mitigating the impacts of climate change through carbon sequestration and storage.
Photo by Amelia Cary
U.S. Senate Confirms Secretary of the Interior
Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm U.S. Representative Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior. An enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo and a 35th generation New Mexican, Secretary-designate Haaland will be the first Native American Cabinet Secretary in the history of the United States.