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Forestry Intern (2018)
Working at Great Mountain Forest for the summer internship program was a great opportunity I received. A huge thank you goes to those who made this a reality because without them none of this would have been possible. This includes the very generous donors and the longtime forester, Jody Bronson, who mentored me and dedicated his time to make sure us three interns had a worthwhile experience.
Over my thirteen week internship up in Norfolk/ Falls Village I acquired many new skills and was able to fine tune some old ones. I can’t think of any other job where so many aspects of forestry get touched upon. We did everything from tree marking and boundary work to road grading and trail maintenance. In addition to that, we practiced doing some logging and even got to run an old cable skidder, one of my personal favorite parts of the summer. These were just some of the many different things we got to experience while at GMF.
At the beginning of the summer Jody asked us what things we would definitely enjoy doing that we have previously tried, and what new skills we wanted to learn. Throughout the summer he always kept our responses in mind and made sure to include these various aspects of forestry into our summer.
Overall it was a great experience to work for Great Mountain Forest. I am thankful that I was given the chance to work here, and definitely found it worthwhile towards furthering my career. I would like to give one last thank you to Jody for teaching us so much, and a thank you to the donors who made this learning experience possible.
Forestry Student, University of Maine