Alumni Details

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Travis Acuna

Travis Acuna

Forestry Intern (2016)

In the summer of 2016, I was a forestry intern at Great Mountain Forest. The experience I got throughout the summer will be invaluable to me from here on out and for years to come.

I want to thank Jody for being patient with me and teaching me about the forest and the history of northwest Connecticut. I also appreciate all the new experiences and teaching he provided me over the summer, such as driving the Yanmar and John Deere tractors, helping Brandon out with the sawmill, and felling trees. I appreciate gaining the experience at Great Mountain Forest; that alone was worth it. I also liked how Jody was very personal, we weren’t just interns or his employees, but part of the GMF family. The fact that we would talk and get together after work, share stories, jokes, and laugh was great.

As part of my internship, I had the opportunity to ride-along with a Connecticut Conservation Officer; that was an extremely helpful experience because that is the future career that I wish to pursue. Riding along with Officer Norton helped me to understand a lot of the job and duties that go along with being an EnCon officer.

My summer working at Great Mountain Forest was probably the best summer I’ve had and the best job I’ve had so far!

Travis is a 2016 graduate of SUNY ESF with a major in Natural Resources Management.

Travis Acuna
Artisan Goat Cheese Maker, Nettle Meadows Farm

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