Public Trail Stewardship

A Shared Responsibility

Careful and Responsible Management

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.

August 2016 Sawmill Run A.T. Project

The crew begins cutting & filling
The crew begins cutting & filling
Mandy & John cut down the berms
Mandy & John cut down the berms
John digs the drain-out
John digs the drain-out
Mandy grades the coweta dip
Mandy grades the coweta dip
It's Hot, it's Humid: Break!
It's Hot, it's Humid: Break!
The crew leader leads by example
The crew leader leads by example
The QA Specialist assesses...why he's out there
The QA Specialist assesses...why he's out there
Mandy grades the drain berm
Mandy grades the drain berm
Finishing up
Finishing up
John finishes filling the tread
John finishes filling the tread
From a distance, everything is great!
From a distance, everything is great!
What's next? (In September, that is)
What's next? (In September, that is)