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ATC Requests Temporary Closure of the A.T.
Apr 03, 2020
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Trail Maintaining Clubs formally requested the official closure of the 2,193-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.) due to the growing risk of spreading COVID-19
Great American Outdoors Act to Greatly Expand Funding for Environmental Protection and Deferred Maintenance Projects
Mar 09, 2020
The Great American Outdoors Act would fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and provide billions of dollars to deferred maintenance infrastructure projects on public lands.
In Response to Today’s Senate Movement to Fully Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Address Public Lands Deferred Maintenance Needs
Mar 04, 2020
Statement from Brendan Mysliwiec, Appalachian Trail Conservancy Director of Federal Policy and Legislation
In Response to the Fatality Near the Appalachian Trail in Amicalola Falls State Park
Feb 20, 2020
Funding Needed for McAfee Knob Trailhead Project to Improve Public Safety and Visitor Experience
Feb 06, 2020
The construction of a pedestrian bridge and expanded parking area will greatly improve visitor safety at the trailhead to McAfee Knob, one of the most popular locations on the Appalachian Trail.
Construction Begins on Appalachian Trail Center in Downtown Damascus
Feb 04, 2020
The new Appalachian Trail Center in Damascus, Virginia, will introduce visitors to a variety of helpful information about the A.T., outdoor recreation, and volunteer opportunities in the area.
Train Derailment Closes Potomac Footbridge in Harpers Ferry
Dec 21, 2019
A train derailed early Saturday morning in Harpers Ferry, severely damaging a section of the Goodloe Byron Memorial Footbridge over the Potomac River.
ATC Submits Brief to Supreme Court Providing Perspective on Upcoming Case
Dec 10, 2019
ATC's brief highlights the importance of preserving the cooperative management system, which maintains and conserves the Trail.
"Go Dark - A Wild East Story" Showcases Night Skies on the Appalachian Trail
Dec 09, 2019
See how the night sky shines brighter thanks to the wildness of A.T. lands.
ATC Holiday Celebration to Feature Book Signing by Author and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Derick Lugo
Nov 25, 2019
Join us on December 7 for warm drinks, great snacks, and a book signing by Derick “Mr. Fabulous” Lugo, author of “The Unlikely Thru-Hiker: An Appalachian Trail Journey.”
Three New Members Appointed to Board of Directors to Assist in Appalachian Trail Protection Efforts
Oct 31, 2019
These individuals bring with them a variety of expertise and experience that will greatly assist the ATC in its goal of protecting the largest continuous landscape in the eastern United States, the Appalachian Trail.
Cox Conserves Heroes National Winner Donates $60,000 Prize to Appalachian Trail Landscape Protection
Oct 22, 2019
Voters selected Diana Christopulos to be the 2019 National Cox Conserves Hero in recognition of decades of extensive conservation leadership around the country, including on the A.T.
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Cowpasture Case
Oct 04, 2019
Today the Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision on how energy infrastructure is sited across the Appalachian Trail.
E3 Summit Provides Experience and Training to the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards
Sep 19, 2019
Participants will receive hands-on opportunities to learn about public lands, outdoor recreation, conservation practices and ways to support new stories in stewardship and recreation.
Boiling Springs Appalachian Trail Conservancy Office Celebrates 9th Annual Family Hiking Day with Guided Hikes and Outdoor Activities
Sep 17, 2019
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy invites families to take a hike during the ninth annual Family Hiking Day on Saturday, September 28.