|Goal||Document status of American chestnuts along Appalachian Trail.|
|Task||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 mile segments.
|How to Join||
Contact Sara Fitzsimmons to sign up for a training in the spring of a given year.
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|
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