Appalachian State University’s Liaison to the National Park Service
The Appalachian State University Liaison to the National Park Service (NPS) is the central contact for initiatives that partner Appalachian with NPS units across the United States. The Liaison Office promotes opportunities (e.g., service projects and task agreements) that will mutually benefit University students, faculty/staff, and alumni, as well as NPS units. Past projects have partnered members of the Appalachian community with NPS natural/cultural resource personnel, NPS interpreters, and NPS educational initiatives.
Appalachian State University was recently selected as a member of the National Park Service 21st Century Conservation Service Corps. This status allows the "Appalachian State Conservation Corps" to enter individual task agreements with >400 NPS units through the spring of 2020. Members of the AppState community and NPS personnel that would like to learn more about this exciting development should contact Dr. Mark Spond (firstname.lastname@example.org), Appalachian's Liaison to the National Park Service.