The AT has a complete survey of all the rare or threatened & endangered plants and many animals that occur on or near the trail.
Many of these sites in New York and New Jersey have volunteers that monitor them coordinated by the Trail Conference. Volunteers visit the sites and report the state of the population.
The forms are attached below.
Trails and parks change at an alarming rate. First editions take a long time to write so that by the time it is almost ready to publish, some of the places many have changes. Subsequent editions need a revisit of every park or hike before publication. The author(s) may do much of this as they should be familiar with what might have changed or gotten notices about changes. It is useful to have a second set of eyes as others see things that an author might miss.
While the Trail Conference makes every effort to emphasize and support safety, the nature of the work may result in accidents. Before starting work, each individual should know what steps to take in the case of an injury or incident. Print the injury and incident protocol and forms before heading out so you can easily reference them if something does happen. All applicable forms available for download below in both Word and PDF versions.
Elizabeth Levers, a long time supporter of hiking trails, liked to encourage young people to participate in trail projects. Started by a generous gift of her relatives and increased by other gifts to the fund, it currently should be able to support about $1000 of grants each year. It helps finance projects so that youth can learn about hiking trails and volunteering.
Before filling out this form, be sure you have read the Procurement Policy and filled out its form if necessary.