Forestry intern (1981-1985)
I look back on my time as an intern at GMF with fond memories. Working there summers while attending school was invaluable. The opportunity to get hands-on experience in a working forest really helped me to understand the theoretical discussions in the classroom. Two things unique to the GMF experience were that people had the time to teach and explain things as we did them; the other was the opportunity to sample so many different types of work. Many of my friends that had summer jobs in the forestry field did one task day after day all summer. At GMF there was a wide variety of work to be done. One day you might go mark timber with Darrell; the next day could be spent splitting wood. There was a forest nursery, planting or shearing Christmas trees, road construction and maintenance, equipment upkeep, pruning, thinning, etc. I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to work at GMF as an intern and feel the lessons learned there have stayed with me my whole life.
Postal Service Worker, Bangor ME