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Protecting the A.T. Experience - Current Issues

Lewis Fork Wilderness

New House Bill Would Allow Mountain Bikes in A.T. Wilderness Areas

​A proposed piece of legislation would open designated Wilderness Areas to mountain bikes and other forms of mechanical transport, which would fundamentally change 150 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

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Kelly Knob After MVP Construction

Mountain Valley Pipeline will have Devastating Impacts on the A.T.

​The Appalachian Trail Conservancy ​is strongly opposed to the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline project, which would cause irreversible damage to several sections of the Appalachian Trail and surrounding areas.

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Janet Steinert in Maine

Anticipating Climate Change and its Impacts on the Appalachian Trail

The health and sustainability of the Appalachian Trail is threatened by climate change. Impacts include more frequent droughts, more severe storms, increased risk of forest fires and more.

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On Mount Greylock - Ashley Kelton

This Land is Our Land: A Reflection

High school senior Ashley "Asha" Kelton describes her experience at the Massachusetts Youth Trail Summit and how it solidified her appreciation for America's public lands.

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The ATC is Opting Outside

Hit the Trail for #OptOutside 2017

This Black Friday, Nov. 24, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy ATC is proud to #OptOutside alongside REI and many other companies and organizations.​

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A maintaining crew revives a section of the Appalachian Trail.

Trail Work: My Pilgrimage

Reflecting on three summers spent on the S.W.E.A.T. crew, Bryan explains why volunteering for a Trail maintaining crew is his ideal way to give back to the A.T.

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