Tags: Appalachian Trail

Fire Watch on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Two brush fires on the AT within two weeks have officials and land managers on alert. On April 30, 2021, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) announced a 7.4 mile trail closure in Virginia near the popular hiking destinations of Dragon’s Tooth and McAfee Knob as a…

All About the Appalachian Trail by Leonard M. Adkins

by Leonard M. Adkins, Author, All About the Appalachian Trail There are a few colorfully illustrated books about the Appalachian Trail for very young children. However, All About the Appalachian Trail is the very first written for readers in grades 4-8 that provides a complete…

Virtual Success: Appalachian NST

by Alivia Acosta, Volunteer Development Coordinator, Appalachian Trail Conservancy The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) invited people from across the country to join them on an amazing Appalachian Trail (AT) Ed-Venture Series.  Starting in Georgia and traveling all the way north to Maine, each session was led…

2020 Appalachian National Scenic Trail Highlights

Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) OUTREACH Education — ATC launched a new virtual Ed-Venture Series, hosted bi-monthly for young people, taught by environmental educators and partners. Participation ranged from 25 – 150 engaged participants on Zoom and Facebook Live, and metrics for the series on the…

2019 Appalachian National Scenic Trail Highlights

Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) OUTREACH Next Generation — ATC held regional Next Gen summits, affinity groups, activities, and supported its Next Generation Advisory Council. Partnerships — ATC and partners hosted four Youth Summits, including the first-ever Everybody’s Environment Emerging Leaders (E3) Summit in North Carolina.…

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…