The Congressional Appalachian National Scenic Trail Caucus was formed to unite Members of Congress who wish to work together for the sustained protection and conservation of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.). Over half of the American population lives within a day’s travel to the Trail, and it unites countless communities over its 2,190+ miles. The Caucus Co-Chairs and founders, Representative Don Beyer (VA-08) and Representative Phil Roe (TN-01) are avid A.T. hikers and champions. The ATC is honored by their leadership in the U.S. House on Trail issues.
The Caucus provides a venue for Members and their staff to quickly gain important information regarding Trail goings-on and ATC priorities, encourage rural economic development anchored by outdoor recreation in the “wild” A.T. Corridor, and is a convening space for Members who are interested/engaged in improving public lands (specifically trail lands). Is your U.S. Representative a member of the Caucus?
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