Thursday, March 28, 2019

Summer Trail Crew Sought For Newcomb AIC

AIC Nature Trails MapSUNY-ESF has announced they are expanding the existing trail network at the Newcomb Campus, and are seeking Summer Trail Crew Members.

Work will include adding more than two miles of new trails at the Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC), as well as rehabilitating the popular Goodnow Mountain trail. This trail expansion is the first since the AIC opened in 1990.

SUNY-ESF’s Newcomb Campus, a year-round center for education and research, includes the Adirondack Interpretive Center, the Adirondack Ecological Center, the Northern Forest Institute, and more. It’s located in the Town of Newcomb, near the geographic center of the Adirondack Park about three hours northeast of Syracuse and two hours north of Albany.

Trail crew members will receive twelve weeks of room and board plus a summer stipend of up to $2,000, depending on number of weeks worked. The internship is made possible through funding from ESF’s Northern Forest Institute and the Town of Newcomb.

The Newcomb Campus Trail Crew will be in residence for 12 weeks, starting Monday, May 20th and ending Friday, August 9th. Housing is provided at Rich Lake with meals provided at the Rich Lake Dining Center.

All work will be designed and managed by Wilderness Property Management, who will train and mentor the trail crew. WPM is an active member of the Professional Trail Builders Association.

Crew members are responsible for their own transportation to and from Newcomb, and on a daily basis to and from work sites, though it is anticipated the majority of work sites will be within walking distance of the housing area. Car-pooling with other crew members and local staff is also an option.

For optimum consideration applications should be received by Friday, April 12th, 2019.  For questions or applications, contact Paul B. Hai at pbhai@esf.edu or (518) 582-4551 ext 104.

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