Nicole Wooten is a Masters of Environmental Management graduate student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Studies and in English from the University of North Carolina.
After serving as an Environmental Education volunteer in the Peace Corps in El Salvador, and deeply inspired by a long walk along the PCT, Nicole began her career in the trails world. She has worked in the Corridor Stewardship program with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and is currently designing draft land management policy and trail gap protocol with the Continental Divide Trail Coalition.
Her academic work focuses on the intersection of protected areas management, ecological conservation, and long-distance hiking trails.
Presentation Title: Trail Landscape Scale Preservation