Overview

The mission of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is to protect, manage, and advocate for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. ATC was founded in 1925 and is a private nonprofit organization with more than 30,000 members. It is responsible to the federal government for ensuring proper management of the 2,194-mile-long Appalachian National Scenic Trail (known as the A.T.), most of which is located on public lands administered by the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, or agencies of the 14 states through which it passes. ATC assigns sections of the A.T. to 31 Trail-maintaining clubs and provides numerous services to club volunteers.

Each year, ATC and affiliate partners hire Ridgerunners and Caretakers to provide information about the A.T. and its intended primitive experience, its location, regulations, and traditions.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Teaching/Education

About Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to protect, manage, and advocate for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

Application Instructions

Learn more and apply here: https://appalachiantrail.org/careers/2021-atc-ridgerunner-and-caretaker/