Mission or Purpose
The Allegheny Trail Alliance (ATA) is a coalition of seven trail organizations in southwestern Pennsylvania and western Maryland, building the Great Allegheny Passage, a 150-mile multiple use rail-trail system between Cumberland, Maryland and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the 52-mile Montour Trail to provide a connection to the Pittsburgh International Airport. The Passage is now connected to the 184.5 mile C & O Canal Towpath in Cumberland and provides a non-motorized, nearly level trail system between Washington, DC and McKeesport, PA. The Great Allegheny Passage is a segment of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, one of eight nationally designated scenic trails.
The ATA member trail organizations are:
* Allegheny Highlands Trails of Maryland from Cumberland to the Mason-Dixon Line
* Somerset County Rails to Trails Association from the Mason-Dixon Line to Confluence
* Ohiopyle State Park from Confluence to Connellsville
* Regional Trail Corporation from Connellsville to McKeesport
* Steel Valley Trail Council from Clairton to Homestead
* Friends of the Riverfront from Homestead to Pittsburgh
* Montour Trail Council from Coraopolis to Clairton
Land Conservation Figures
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|Acres Under Easement
† Pertains to land that has been acquired by the land trust and than reconveyed to a local, county or state, state or
federal government entity for conservation purposes.
‡ Other pertains to assistance in transactions including preparation and negotiation work and/or the reconveyance of
land to another private conservation organization.