Dansville, NY Resident Interning with Northern Forest Canoe Trail

WAITSFIELD, Vt. – Nick Olson of Dansville, New York is spending the summer as a Trail Assessment Pilot Program Intern for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Inc. based in Waitsfield , Vt.


Olson is a senior at SUNY Cortland majoring in Outdoor Recreation. He has guided rafting trips on the Hudson River, and is looking forward to his final college semester with a National Outdoor Leadership School program in Brazil ‘s Amazon rainforest.


During his 14 weeks as an intern, Olson will plan, organize and participate in a pilot Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) project on the Missiquoi River in northern Vermont . The project will document the actual conditions of one section of the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail in order to create assessment maps and identify ways to improve the trail user’s experience.

"The NFCT is a fantastic organization creating a unique recreation resource," said Olson, who would like to work for the National Park Service after college.


Olson is the son of Barbara and Rick Olson of Dansville.


To learn more about paddling on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail or becoming an intern, visit http://www.northernforestcanoetrail.org or call 802-496-2285.


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