Appalachian T Conservancy

Adkins, Leonard M.: - Author Leonard M. Adkins has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail five times and is the author of 15 books about the outdoors and travel, including four concerning the trail. He has aided the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in identifying and protecting rare and endangered plants by being a natural heritage monitor and a ridge runner. He has also been on the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club's board of directors and a volunteer maintainer of a trail section near McAfee Knob. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that manages the 2,178-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail, a 250,000-acre greenway extending from Maine to Georgia, so that future generations can enjoy clean air and water, scenic vistas, wildlife, and opportunities for backcountry recreation, education, and renewal.