Meet Our 2023 Interns

Every year, the NFCT sets out to implement an ambitious stewardship plan that spans New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire and Maine. It takes a big team effort to make it happen — we need local volunteers, experienced stewardship leaders, landowners, state agencies and a whole lot more to work together seamlessly to ensure success. Critical to that success is our team of paid stewardship interns.

This year, we’re excited to welcome another trio of amazing interns who are already hard at work.









Ethan Israel, from Randolph, NJ, is a rising sophomore at the University of Vermont. He feels right at home in the outdoors and enjoys biking, canoeing, backpacking and boat building. He is passionate about conserving the environment and making the outdoors accessible to everyone. Ethan is excited to work with the NFCT crew to advance his leadership skills, meet new people and work outdoors. Ethan will also be working for the UVM TREK program later this summer, guiding incoming students through parts of the NFCT. He also plans on thru-paddling the trail sometime in the future.









Jonah Yaffe is a freshman at Bates College in Maine, originally from Dallas, Texas. While he hasn’t declared a major yet, he knows that he would love to study somewhere within the fields of environmental studies and history — and perhaps a minor in art. His love of the outdoors was fostered through the time he spent backpacking and canoeing in New England with family — both at camp and now in college. In his free time, he loves playing music with friends, running and playing various sports, along with hanging out with his dog, Ophelia, back at home. Recently, he finished a four-day paddling trip with friends down part of the northern Connecticut River, making him even more excited for the summer. He is excited to spend time outdoors and work with everyone to maintain parts of the NFCT!









A junior at the University of New Hampshire, Kate Wimberly is majoring in environmental conservation and sustainability. Growing up in Minerva, NY, she has spent a lot of time exploring the Adirondacks and is passionate about protecting the outdoors. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, skiing and playing ultimate frisbee. This season, she’s excited to spend the summer outside on the water and to work with communities along the trail.