Partnerships, Presentations, and Articles


Chestnut count is only a small part of a larger effort of the Mega-transect project. Read about the whole A.T. Mega-Transect project from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.


Microsoft PowerPoint, 17.6 MB
Microsoft PowerPoint, 4.1 MB

Powerpoint Presentation given at the 25th Annual TACF Meeting


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An article from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) documenting the work of Mark and Betty Gatewood to both maintain a section of the Appalachian Trail and promote the Mega-Transect Chestnut Count Project. Mark and Betty maintain their section as part of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. They trained for the Mega-Transect project in 2008 and have collected data along their section of trail every year since.

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Collection of sketches drawn by Dr. Fred Paillet as he walked the southern section of the Appalachian Trail

Article and photos by Jon Taylor recounting his experience taking part in the AT Mega-Transect chestnut count in the 2012 hiking season.

An excellent blog post on Heather's experiences with the AT Mega-Transect chestnut project in the summer of 2014.