Appalachian Trail Corridor Monitoring Workshop

Join the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy for our Intro to Corridor Monitoring Workshop. Corridor monitors help protect the land the Appalachian Trail passes through.

This workshop will help you gain or improve the skills necessary to become a Corridor Monitor for the A.T. We will focus on field based training 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) use maps and portable technology to assist in locating the monuments; (3) look for incursions into the Corridor (such as dumping, timber theft, illegal access, etc.); (4) how to perform boundary maintenance, such as freshening the paint on the boundary trees, and (5) document and report observations back to the Trail Conference, and our partner land managers.

Know Before You Go

  • This is a hands-on workshop that involves 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.
  • It may be necessary to refresh the boundary markers using paint, which can get a little messy (dress appropriately).
  • Tools and basic PPE (eye protection/ gloves) will be provided by the organizers. Participants are encouraged to bring their own if they prefer.

Required Forms

  • All volunteers are required to fill out the online Appalachian Trail Volunteer Form prior to attending the workshop.
  • Any volunteers under 18 years of age will need their Appalachian Trail Volunteer Form signed by a parent or guardian, as well as the NYNJ Trail Conference Youth Consent Form signed by a parent or guardian. A parent or guardian must also be present for the duration of the workshop.
  • Please read over our COVID-19 Protocols and be prepared to follow them during the workshop. 
May 3rd, 2023 9:00 AM
Appalachian Trail Parking Lot on NY 17A
78 Continental Road
Warwick, 10990
United States
Additional workshop information
Level Beginner
Coordinator Zachary Cole
Instructor Moe Lemire
For more information, contact... [email protected]