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Appalachian Trail Conservancy Strategic Plan Considers Trail Usage, Diversity

A shelter on the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Jim Levulis
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WAMC
A shelter on the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

For most of those who stick with it for the average six months, fall typically marks the end of an Appalachian Trail thru-hike atop Mount Katahdin in Maine. The roughly 2,200-mile trail runs across 14 states through the woods, over mountains and even on sidewalks. The organization charged with protecting and maintaining the route is the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

As it nears its 100th anniversary, the ATC has unveiled a new strategic plan. WAMC's Jim Levulis spoke with Sandi Marra, the group’s president and CEO, about the effort, which includes a trail-wide visitor use management program.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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