Appalachian Trail Conservancy

ATC RF Creek by David A Ramsey

Harpers Ferry, WV

Contact Name Amy McCormick
Contact Email

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to the preservation and management of the natural, scenic, historic, and cultural resources associated with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT) in order to provide primitive outdoor-recreation and educational opportunities for Trail visitors.The ATC upholds the highest standards for the protection and management of the AT to ensure that it can be shared and enjoyed well into the future. Due to the Trail’s historic legacy of volunteerism, many of the ATC’s programs are focused on supporting and encouraging volunteers. The organization works cooperatively with volunteer AT clubs and agencies to develop meaningful trail policies, share expertise on trail design and construction, and protect the landscapes and natural and cultural resources that represent the unique, inspiring, and oftentimes life changing, experience of the AT.