Careful and Responsible Management

by dedicated Members
The 2,100-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail and the public side and connecting trails that form the trail network are maintained by volunteer members of 30 trail clubs along the length and breadth of the Trail from Georgia to Maine.

People like you—who have jobs and families and commitments—are the stewards for the public.

These articles identify for you what your stewards do so that you, your family, and your friends, can enjoy hiking your public trails.

Working Together For The Trail Community!

First, we learn how to safely use the Stihl brushcutter
David is geared up & ready to go
Now David clears brush
So does Heather!
Jeanne lops vine and branches
Iva follows up, fine-tuning the work
Heather clips encroaching briar
John, Jack, and Decker at lunch
This is either a conference or a conspiracy...
Charlottesville Chapter & Flying McLeods eat lunch at the half-way rock
Jodi and David show they're ready to finish this work
Iva, John, David, and Jeanne cut open the last section
John triumphs over invasives
The PATC crew at the end of the project - thinking of liquid refreshments to come