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.

This partnership has provided more than $300,000 for paid internship experiences at National Parks since 2013, benefitting 35 AppState students and graduates.

To learn more about our partnership with the National Park Service, please contact Dr. Mark Spond, Appalachian State University's Liaison to the National Park Service.


Office Phone: 828.262.7050

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Volunteer with the "AppState Blue Ridge Parkway Corps"

Are you interested in joining other Appalachian students volunteering along the Blue Ridge Parkway? If so, join the Blue Ridge Parkway Corps!

Blue Ridge Parkway Corps Orientation Hike: 

Sunday, September 12, 2021