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.
- 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.
991 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
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