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Chestnut Mega-Transect

Main Project Information
Goal Document status of American chestnuts along Appalachian Trail.
Task Identify and count American chestnuts along 1 miles segments.
Where anywhere
Description

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 mile segments.

How to Join

Contact Sara Fitzsimmons to sign up for a training in the spring of a given year.

sara@acf.org
814-863-7192

Website http://sfr.psu.edu/public/chestnut/reports/mega-transect
Required Gear

No gear is required. We give trained participants all necessary documents and equipment. Additional equipment which make counting easier can be purchased.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a hike
Tags appalachian, count, counting, tree, trees
Project Updated 04/10/2017