Corridor Monitor - New York

Oct 3, 2018, 16:32 PM
Location : New York
Department : New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Supervisor : Moe Lemire
Type : Volunteer
Position Summary:

The Appalachian Trail is more than just a simple foot path, it is a corridor that threads and connects wild landscapes. Corridor monitors serve as the first line of protection against encroachments that may be threatening the integrity of the largest wildlife corridor on the east coast.



Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

As a corridor monitor you will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Walk the boundary of the Appalachian Trails National Park Lands and checks for encroachments. Encroachments include but are not limited to the following: illegal dumping of trash, timber cutting, tree stands, dirt bike or ATV paths etc.

  • Re-paint the existing yellow boundary blazes to maintain the indication of the property line.

  • Check for and find all boundary markers and report any that may be missing.

  • Hang appropriate signage along the boundary to help prevent encroachments of hunting, motorized vehicles etc.

  • Walking off trail, along the boundary line at least two times a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall.


Training Requirements

  • A Corridor Monitoring workshop will be provided to help volunteers strengthen/gain skills in navigation, boundary marking, etc. 


Eligibility Requirements

  • Hiking off trail (bushwacking) for long distances in various weather conditions.

  • Previous navigation skills preferred.

Physical Demands:
Corridor maintenance distances vary based on assignment. Candidates must be able to hike variable distances, over uneven terrain, in changing weather conditions, carrying a backpack that weighs 10-20 lbs. 
Work Environment:
To Apply:
Contact Moe Lemire by email [email protected] 

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Position Type : Volunteer - Role