Voices from the Trail

Meet the NFCT’s 2021 stewardship crew!

Our stewardship season is officially underway. Two weeks in, projects have been completed in Vermont along the Mad River in Waitsfield and the North Branch Cascades Trail. Under the direction of NFCT Stewardship Director Noah Pollock, the team will tackle…

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Finding community in 2020

It wasn’t long after I accepted my offer to be a member of the 2020 Northern Forest Canoe Trail Stewardship Crew that it became evident that COVID-19 might end our season before it could even start. I was so excited…

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Meet our 2020 interns!

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s summer stewardship and mapping work is in full swing. This work would not be possible without the support of our two internship crews. Under the supervision and guidance of NFCT Stewardship Director Noah Pollock and…

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GIS crew tackles mapping work

In late June, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail 2020 GIS team began mapping out the Lower Black River and the Lower Barton River, ending in Newport. The interns also explored a possible connection between the Lamoille and Black Rivers via…

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Dream job

I spent quite a bit of my free time last winter applying for internships. I thought I had my summer planned in Minnesota — until I found the posting for a GIS intern with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. It…

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In good company

Trailwork is teamwork. Just about every stone step I placed this summer weighs more than I do. I learned this lesson early on, after an attempt to move a stone solo deposited the rock in the opposite direction of where…

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Making magnificent maps

This summer was a truly extraordinary, applicable, and often difficult experience. Never before had I camped out for any longer than a week at a time. Going two whole months without a bed was challenging! However, to be able to…

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The Places You Go and the People You Meet

It’s difficult to describe the sights you see and the souls you meet while out on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. From this internship I got everything and more than I could imagine. I expected to be totally immersed in…

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Sacred Waters

As I sit here in the 95 degree-heat, 90 percent humidity that is Maryland now that my Northern Forest Canoe Trail summer internship is over, I find myself daydreaming about being on the river again. How do I describe spending…

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Stewardship Intern Reflects On Rewarding Summer

Working as a stewardship intern for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail was at times a whirlwind of activity and at other times a peaceful experience. This reflects the rivers that NFCT follows, often slow and meandering, yet occasionally they become…

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