Appalachian Trail Corridor Monitoring Workshop

Do you enjoy getting off of the beaten path? Eager to wield a compass and protect the Appalachian Trail? Take this workshop to learn how to preserve the AT as a volunteer Corridor Monitor!

Corridor monitoring helps to protect the land that the Appalachian Trail passes through, including the boundary of the property it occupies. 

This course will help you to gain or improve upon the skills necessary to become a Trail Conference Corridor Monitor. The class will train those attending on (1) how to locate the A.T. Corridor boundary, which consists of surveyed property lines with monuments at each corner and marked trees on or near the boundary line, (2) using maps and portable technology to assist in locating the monuments, (3) looking for incursions into the Corridor (such as dumping, timber theft, etc.), (4) how to perform boundary maintenance, such as freshening the paint on the boundary trees, and (5) reporting the work done to the supervisors, the NYNJ Trail Conference, and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

 

Know Before You Go

  • This is a hands-on workshop that involves an indoor classroom component followed by a field component which includes bushwacking through the woods. Please come prepared with weather appropriate clothing including long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes, plenty of water, lunch, and snacks.
  • Please read over our COVID-19 Protocols and be prepared to follow them during the workshop. 

Required Forms

 

When
December 17th, 2022 8:30 AM through  4:30 PM
Location
Native Landscapes and Garden Center
991 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
United States
Additional workshop information
Level Beginner
Coordinator
Instructor Ron Rosen
For more information, contact... [email protected]