Sunday, January 19, 2020

Newcomb Trails Expanding, Trail Crew Sought

goodnow mtn trail markerSUNY-ESF is seeking trail crew as they expand their existing trail network at the Newcomb Campus, including plans to add more than two miles of new trails at the Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC), as well as rehabilitating the popular Goodnow Mountain trail.

This expansion is the first since the AIC was opened in 1990.

Trail crew members will receive twelve weeks of room and board plus a summer stipend of up to $2,000.00, depending on number of weeks worked. The program 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 from Tuesday, May 26th to Friday, August 14th. Housing is provided in Rich Lake Area dorms with meals provided at the Rich Lake Dining Center.

The trail work is being designed and managed by Wilderness Property Management, locally owned, and a active member of the Professional Trail Builders Association.

Crew members are responsible for their own transportation to and from work sites, although it’s anticipated the majority of sites will be within walking distance of the housing area. Car-pooling with other crewmembers and local staff is also an option.

To apply, submit a letter of interest with full name and contact information including email address and cell phone number. Applications may be submitted electronically (read receipt recommended) or conventional mail. Applications should be received by Friday, February 14th, 2020.

For more information or applications, contact Paul B. Hai, Associate Director, Adirondack Ecological Center at [email protected], (518) 582-4551 ext 104.

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