Press Release

Ambreen Tariq Resigns from ATC Board of Directors

August 6, 2021

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (Aug. 6, 2021) – Today, Ambreen Tariq announced she will resign from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) Board of Directors. Ambreen has been a member of the ATC Board since 2019, sharing her experience and expertise as an attorney, justice advocate and storyteller.

“I have truly enjoyed the time I spent working with the passionate and dedicated people who make up the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s executive board and staff,” said Ambreen. “I am so inspired by each member’s commitment to not only the wellbeing of the Trail but also to ensuring access to it for all and for generations to come. I have learned so much in the time I spent working with them and am truly heartbroken to leave my board seat due to personal circumstances. Regardless of my title, I will always be a supporter of the A.T. and the fantastic team of people — from staff to board to Trail crews and all — who keep this beautiful Trail so full of adventure and possibilities.”

“Ambreen’s candor and experience beyond her years offered to ATC’s Board valuable insights into a number of topics, but most particularly, on the nuances associated with our journey in Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion,” said Colin Beasley, Chair of the ATC Board of Directors. “Ambreen will be missed, and we wish her (and her family) the best.”

During her tenure on the Board, Ambreen helped expand the ATC’s education and outreach efforts to a broader range of communities and helped guide ATC’s justice, equity, diversity and inclusion journey. She also helped the ATC envision how it can help more people connect to the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), invest in its management and protection, and advocate for its future wellbeing. Thank you, Ambreen!

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 System, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is 2,193.1 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to protect, manage, and advocate for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. For more information, please visit

Contact: Jordan Bowman
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.885.0794