Appalachian Trail Next Generation Advisory Council Application
The Advisory Council will empower, engage, and educate our Next Generation to protect the Appalachian National Scenic Trail!

In order to encourage young adults to become more involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of the Appalachian Trail (AT); the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) created the Next Generation Advisory Council to explore effective methods for advising and engaging their generation in trail advocacy and protection. This is an opportunity to bring fresh perspectives and diverse voices to the A.T. management structure, and to help ensure that the People's Path will have strong advocates for the Trail's protection for centuries to come!

What does it consist of?
○ Advisory Council members participate in quarterly calls.
○ Advisory Council members will meet for at least one, possibly two face-to-face meetings:1) A mandatory meeting will be a spring, 3 day meeting that include a 5 mile hike to the Len Foote Hike Inn ( in Georgia, tentative dates are May 6-8. Lodging and meals will be covered, and scholarships will be available for travel. 2) The second meeting will take place at the National Conservation Training Center ( in Shepherdstown, WV August 26-28th (pending available funding ).

Application requirements:
○ Applicants must be between the age of 18-30 with an interest in the Appalachian Trail
○ Fill out application below completely
○ Send your resume and supplemental media (related to essay's) to
○ Council members will need to pass a background check

This is not a paid position, though ATC will cover travel related expenses.

The deadline to apply is October 29th.
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