2012 Field Season

Katelyn Porter

“A day spent on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail is enough to give you a taste of what beauty and tranquility nature has to offer, enough to rejuvenate your energy and empower you to continue the fight for the Earth’s health.  I was lucky enough to spend ten weeks in these woods learning about how to understand and plan a project, how to communicate and lead groups more effectively, and how to see a project through its final stages.  The trail never ceased to bring us an exciting day of challenging production.  I walked away from the trail having built a lot of quality and long-lasting structures this summer, however it is the intangible: the memories, the lessons and the confidence that I gained on the trail that I will carry with me forever. “

Danny Dresher

“Without a doubt, my time spent with the NFCT will influence what I choose to do with the rest of my life. I am really thankful that I was given the opportunity to have such a unique and rewarding experience. I hope that in the future many more young people will be able to say the same.”

Audrey Burns

“The NFCT internship opportunity stands out dramatically as the most rewarding and unique period of time in my life.  I feel truly honored to have been given the chance to explore the places that many cannot dream of.  The work that the NFCT trail team organizes and stewards is so much more than technical labor; it promotes the most profound opportunities to find a home away from home in the woods of northern New England. The NFCT will always run its cool waters through my heart!”

Renzo Moyano

“Coming from the Empire State and the ‘city that never sleeps’ I can honestly say that my time in the Northern Forest was a crucial necessity. I met so many amazing people and gained experiences that will help me for years to come. I can only say that I lived it to the fullest and have no regrets. Becoming a part of the NFCT family was one of the best decisions I’ve made.”

With major projects in each state the NFCT passes through we had a long laundry list of accomplishments, here are a few:

  • Installed one double chamber moldering privy with outhouse
  • Installed one removable moldering privy with privacy screen
  • Constructed one 8-step stone staircase
  • Constructed 1,251 feet of bog bridging
  • Constructed 24 feet of three stringer bridging
  • One floating ladder installed
  • One fire ring installed
  • Constructed a 25 foot stone retainer side-hill
  • Constructed a 30 foot bridge
  • 1 mile of cleared portage corridor
  • 1.2 miles of blazed portage trail
  • Constructed 80 feet of stone causeway
  • 14 constructed sign-in boxes (12 installed)

This could not have been accomplished without a strong field coordinator (Noah Pollock), a solid field crew, the NFCT Trail Maintainers, WWT volunteers, and our many supporters.

An extra special thanks to: