“The W3 Study”2018-06-28T17:35:52+00:00

Project Description

The W3 STUDY

(Who, When & Where on the JMT)

OBJECTIVE: The Foundation would like to support the National Park Service in an interagency study of Who, When and Where hikers and backpackers are entering and traveling on the JMT so we can understand the total numbers and impacts the trail is facing.

The W3 STUDY

(Who, When & Where on the JMT)

OBJECTIVE: The Foundation would like to fund an interagency study of “Who, When and Where” hikers and backpackers are entering the JMT so we can understand their travel patterns on the trail.

The National Park Service is organizing a two-year study to assess where, when and who (meaning how many) hikers and backpackers are entering and hiking the John Muir Trail.  This study is necessary to understand the issue of permit management, trail impacts and overall wilderness assessment.  The Foundation would like to fund and support this study.  We all need to better understand how to care for and protect this extraordinary natural asset for generations to come.  Knowing how many people are on the JMT and its access trails is the starting point.

The National Park Service is organizing a two-year study to assess where, when and who (meaning how many) hikers and backpackers are entering and hiking the John Muir Trail. This study is necessary to understand the travel patterns and densities of JMT use, in order to assess JMT permit management and trail impacts across the broader JMT corridor.

The National Park Service is organizing a two-year study to assess where, when and who (meaning how many) hikers and backpackers are entering and hiking the John Muir Trail.  This study is necessary to understand the issue of permit management, trail impacts and overall wilderness assessment.  The Foundation would like to fund and support this study.  We all need to better understand how to care for and protect this extraordinary natural asset for generations to come.  Knowing how many people are on the JMT and its access trails is the starting point.