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New England Scenic Trail Management CommitteeThe 235-mile New England National Scenic Trail (NET) has been in existence for over half a century. This federally-designated trail travels through 39 communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and is comprised primarily of the historic Mattabesett, Metacomet, and Monadnock (MMM or Triple-M) trails. The principal stewards of the NET are AMC's New England Scenic Trail Management Committee (NET Committee) in Massachusetts and the Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) in Connecticut. The NET Committee currently consists of four members: the NET Planner, the Trails and Shelter Adopter Coordinator, the Training Manager, and the NET Committee Chair. Overseeing 98 miles of the NET in Massachusetts and 18 miles of the MMM Trail in New Hampshire, the NET Committee:
- Meets monthly October-April and then bimonthly during the months of May-September.
- Trains and recruits Trail Adopters for the 19 sections it maintains.
- Makes site assessment visits for potential work party projects, involving more in-depth trail needs, such as bog bridging, water bar installation, tent platform construction, and rock step work.
- Coordinates a Spring meeting and training event, as well as a Fall Trail Adopter appreciation dinner.
- Keeps the Trail Adopters updated on new training opportunities that include chainsaw certification, wilderness first aid (WFA), and other trail maintenance workshops.