Tags: Appalachian Trail

Leadership change in the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

by Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from a July 22, 2019 news release from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Suzanne Dixon, who joined the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2017, resigned from her position effective August 30,…

Appalachian NST: 2018 Highlights

Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) OUTREACH Stationed 30 ridgerunners along the Trail to assist thousands of day hikers, weekend backpackers and thru-hikers—providing essential Leave No Trace™ information while monitoring and maintaining the state of the A.T. Celebrated the 50th anniversary of NTSA with several regional events…

Katie Houston

Name: Katie Houston Age: 21 Current City/State: Asheville, NC Hometown: Asheville, NC Education: Environmental Studies: Earth Science Trail Represented: Appalachian National Scenic Trail Federal Agency/Nonprofit Employer: Appalachian Trail Conservancy Internship Title: National Service Coordinator Scope of Internship: Alivia Acosta works with the trail maintaining clubs on…

Alivia Acosta

Name: Alivia Acosta Age: 21 Current City/State: Unity, ME Hometown: Yonkers, NY Education: Parks and Forest Resources at Unity College Trail Represented: Appalachian National Scenic Trail Federal Agency/Nonprofit Employer: Appalachian Trail Conservancy Internship Title: National Service Coordinator Scope of Internship: Alivia Acosta works with the…

Summit Seekers: Telling our own story on the trail

By Frederick L. Tutman, D.C. Ambassador for the 2017 Summit Seekers Inaugural Program Adapted from the article in the Fall 2017 Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Journeys magazine People of color don’t hike, don’t scuba dive, and we don’t care about the environment. It sounds absurd to…

The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America’s Premier Hiking Trail

By Brian King, Author, “The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America’s Premier Hiking Trail” (2012, Rizzoli with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy) For decades, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) leadership sought to have published a fuller history of the ATC and the Appalachian Trail (AT) than had circulated…

The creation of the AT changed the course of hiking history

By Jeffrey H. Ryan, Author, “Blazing Ahead: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery, and the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail” (2017, Appalachian Mountain Club Books) In June of 1921, a 42-year-old man sat in the room of a friend’s house in New Jersey. He had spent many…

Appalachian NST 2017 Highlights

Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) OUTREACH Next Generation Advisory Council — 17 young, diverse leaders addressing barriers to employment and recreation, promoting inclusivity, and contributing advice on programs and policies. The Conservation Leadership Corps — Pathway for young adults (18-25) looking for a job in the…

Hurricane Damage Photos from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

About 700 blowdowns were cleared along the Appalachian Trail in Georgia and Southern North Carolina by Appalachian Trail volunteers, Appalachian Trail Conservancy staff, and partner staff. The organization is still assessing other damage, such as to the treadway, according to Morgan Sommerville, ATC Regional Director.…