Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a volunteer-based, private nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the 2,175-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail, a 250,000-acre greenway extending from Maine to Georgia. Our mission is to ensure that future generations will enjoy the clean air and water, scenic vistas, wildlife and opportunities for simple recreation and renewal along the entire Trail corridor.

Formerly known as the Appalachian Trail Conference, the ATC is an 80-year-old organization whose roots are traced to the vision of Benton MacKaye, who convened and organized the first Appalachian Trail "conference" – a gathering of hikers, foresters and public officials – in Washington, D.C., in 1925. Today, we work with the National Park Service Appalachian Trail Park Office, 30 maintaining clubs and multiple other partners to engage the public in conserving.

In addition to our headquarter's location listed below, we have four regional offices along the Appalachian Trail. Click here to see a list of those offices, their locations and contact information.



Contact Appalachian Trail Conservancy

799 Washington Street
PO Box 807
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia  25425-0807
Phone: (304) 535-6331
Fax: (304) 535-2667


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

To request additions or corrections to this entry email the Administrator
Related Success Stories for Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Appalachian Mountain Club Maine Woods Initiative
The AMC's Maine Woods Initiative is a strategy for land conservation that integrates habitat protection, recreation, education, and sustainable forestry in the 100-Mile Wilderness region of Maine.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Eighty year-old public/private partnership manages the 2,175 mile-long Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia.