Mission Statement

The mission of the International Appalachian Trail Newfoundland Labrador is to protect, promote, and develop the eco resources of Western Newfoundland, while maximizing their recreational, spiritual and economic value.

We believe the mountains, valleys, forests, bogs, barrens, streams, lakes and ponds are important natural resources with the potential to provide recreational activities, employment and business opportunities, spiritual renewal, and health and fitness benefits for residents and visitors to the western region of Newfoundland Labrador.

We believe in creating a lasting legacy of responsible stewardship whereby the province's premier environmental assets are bequeathed to future generations in as good - or better - condition as they were inherited by the present generation.

And to these ends, we believe connecting people to their natural environment promotes conservation by increasing the awareness, education, and appreciation of nature.