Rare Plant Monitoring Workshop

Please note, I am posting this as an FYI. You will need to rsvp with Josh. His information is below.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is looking for Natural Resource volunteers to monitor rare plants! Rare plant monitors should have some basic plant ID skills, and be interested in ecology and the natural world. These monitors are responsible for locating, monitoring, and reporting their findings back to ATC and the NPS.  There are 37 Rare Plant communities on the AT from Damascus to Rockfish Gap, with several open rare plant occurrences that need monitors!  

For those interested, ATC is holding a workshop in Lexington, VA where you can learn all about the program and even sign up to monitor an occurrence. T

he workshop will be held at the Lexington Public Library; 138 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450.  The first half of the workshop will be all classroom. Bring your lunch, and after we eat we’ll drive to the AT and practice the fieldwork portion.  

For more information on the Rare Plant/ Natural Heritage program, check out ATC’s webpage.

To RSVP, or for more information, please contact:  Josh Kloehn, ATC, 540.904.4391, jkloehn@appalachiantrail.org