By Walter Opuszynski
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail field season is winding down and we are shifting gears towards fall projects. But first, holy smokes, it’s hard to believe all the work that was accomplished this summer! Over the years we have developed a stewardship machine that professionally improves the paddler experience, mitigates user impact, and works to help keep our waters in good shape.
Like all machines there are a number of moving parts. Two highly efficient gears this summer have been our regional field coordinators, Noah Pollock (NY-VT-QC) and Will Jeffries (NH-ME). Starting in early spring they helped with hiring and planning, and then led our Stewardship Intern Crew and many volunteers through a flurry of field projects, including several we have been working on for a number of years.