|Spend the time||outdoors|
|Appropriate for kids||yes|
No gear is required. We give trained participants all necessary documents and equipment. Additional equipment which make counting easier can be purchased.
|Document status of American chestnuts along Appalachian Trail.|
|Identify and count American chestnuts along 1 miles segments.|
The goal of the Chestnut Mega-Transect Project is to document the current status of American chestnuts along the Appalachian Trail. Using the idea that the Appalachian Trail is really a transect through a unique US ecosystem, TACF trains hikers to identify and count American chestnuts along the Appalachian Trail as divided into approximately 1 miles segments.