CMC OM - Acronyms

Revised August 2022

AHS – American Hiking Society

AT – Appalachian Trail

ANST – Appalachian National Scenic Trail

ARD – Appalachian Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest

ATC – Appalachian Trail Conservancy

BLRI – NPS abbreviation for Blue Ridge Parkway

BRP – Blue Ridge Parkway

CMC – Carolina Mountain Club

CNF – Cherokee National Forest

FMST – Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

FOTS – Friends of the Smokies

GSMNP – NPS abbreviation for Great Smoky Mountains National Park

LMP – Local Management Plan

LNT – Leave No Trace

MOU – Memorandum of Understanding

MST - Mountains-to-Sea Trail

NCWRC – North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission

NEPA – National Environmental Policy Act

NFsNC – National Forests in North Carolina

NGO – Non-Governmental Organization

NPS – National Park Service

PNF – Pisgah National Forest

PRD – Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest

RPC – Regional Partnership Committee

SORO – ATC Southern Regional Office in Asheville

TNC – The Nature Conservancy

USFS – United States Forest Service (technically USDA, Forest Service)

VIF – Volunteers in the Forests

VIP - Volunteers in the Parks

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