In Response to the Motorized Vehicle Damage Caused to the Appalachian Trail on Peters Mountain in Virginia

Date Published: May 01, 2018

Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Statement
5/1/18

In Response to the Motorized Vehicle Damage Caused to the Appalachian Trail on Peters Mountain in Virginia
Statement from Laura Belleville, Vice President of Conservation and Trail Programs for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

“Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, which can cause severe damage to the landscape and require hundreds of volunteer hours and several months to repair.

The unfortunate incident on Peters Mountain, Virginia, highlights the need for a clear chain of command and effective communications for operations on large and complex infrastructure projects. We appreciate that the U.S. Forest Service has taken responsibility and will be repairing the damage to the A.T. as we work with our partners to prevent incidents like this from happening again in the future.”


About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The ATC’s mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information, visit www.appalachiantrail.org.

Media Contact: Jordan Bowman
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.885.0794
Email: [email protected]
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