What’s your long-term vision for your Appalachian Trail (A.T.) Community™

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What’s your long-term vision for your Appalachian Trail (A.T.) Community™? Jessica Schottanes, a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), want to know how you support your community’s trailside designation! This 15-minute survey will echo the 2010 mission of the A.T. Community™ program and gather input on the program’s next steps. How can the ATC and the program better support your town’s unique character and assist with economic development?

This survey is confidential and will not collect identifying information about specific individuals, businesses, or organizations. Participants should not disclose their identity or business name if they do not wish to have it known. Schottanes will use responses from the 2020 Appalachian Trail Community™ Survey in her Master’s Thesis in Geography that assesses whether the program achieves Benton MacKaye’s original vision of regional planning. All survey results will be shared with the ATC for use in future planning initiatives.

To begin the 2020 A.T. Community™ Survey, visit http://tinyurl.com/2020ATCommunitySurvey. Thank you for your participation.