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Appalachian Trail MEGA-Transect Atmospheric Deposition Effects Study

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2010
End Date
2014

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The Appalachian Trail (AT), a 14-state footpath from Maine to Georgia, is a unit of the National Park Service that is cooperatively managed and maintained by the National Park Service (NPS), the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, AT Club volunteers, the USDA Forest Service, and other public land-management agencies. Upper elevation and ridge-top ecosystems, which comprise much of the trail corridor, have been impacted by and remain extremely sensitive to acidic deposition. Ridgetop soils that are often low in calcium make the ecosystems of the AT more sensitive to acidic deposition than other ecosystems. Furthermore, upper elevations tend to receive the highest levels of deposition. In areas along the AT, such as Great Smoky Mountains [...]

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valueThe Appalachian Trail (AT), a 14-state footpath from Maine to Georgia, is largely comprised of upper elevation and ridge-top ecosystems, which have been impacted by and remain extremely sensitive to acidic deposition. Ridgetop soils that are often low in calcium make the ecosystems of the AT more sensitive to acidic deposition than other ecosystems. The goal of this project is to establish the status and susceptibility of this publicly managed land with respect to acidic deposition, and collect data that will enable future changes to be identified.
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productDescriptionLawrence GB and Others. 2015. Acidic deposition along the Appalachian Trail corridor and its effects on acid-sensitive terrestrial and aquatic resources: Results of the Appalachian Trail MEGA-transect atmospheric deposition effects study. Natural Resource Report. NPS/NRSS/ARD/NRR—2015/996. Fort Collins, Colorado. Published Report-2223220. https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2223220
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Appalachian Trail Corridor Stream Sampling Sites
Appalachian Trail Corridor Stream Sampling Sites

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