2017 ATP students will partner with the New River Conservancy and the New River State Park (NRSP) to prioritize projects by providing deeper knowledge in three areas: understanding the extent of land subdivision along the New River, assessing the need for restorative work along riverbanks, and determining public interest in recreational tourism development.
Students will survey the number and state of undeveloped lots along the river. They will canoe along approximately 10 miles of the New River with GPS and cameras to create a geo-locatable database of riparian health conditions along the riverbanks, and will survey the general public at high-traffic recreational areas in the NRSP to assess public interest in conservation and development. This data will provide useful information to assist the community partners in project planning and prioritization.
William R. Schumann, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Appalachian Studies
Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32018
Boone, NC 28608
Telephone: (828) 262-4089
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