Project Dates: May 30th- October 21nd Program Coordinator: Zac Ballard Email: email@example.com Project Leader: Henry Adams email: HAdams@thesca.org Project Leader: Adam Larson email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaitlyn is originally from Worcester Vermont. She graduated from St. Laurence University in New York majoring in biology and French. She is looking forward to the summer with the SCA and the time spent camping in the outdoors. Kaitlyn is excited for the new skills that she will learn and the people she will meet. Her favorite hobbies include photography, hiking, camping, waterskiing, canoeing and kayaking, listening to music, and playing with her dog.
Tim has been going to Johnson State College in Johnson, VT for the past 4 years. He just graduated this spring with a degree in Environmental Science concentrating in natural resources. Tim is eager to get a change from college antics, and live a relaxing summer away from the everyday hassles such as paying rent and getting assignments in on time. He has recently gotten into cycling and mountain biking. He also loves throwing a Frisbee around, and general exploration on nature walks. Tim can’t wait to gain more experience in the field, and see what everyone is talking about when they say, “the Adirondacks are the best mountains of the east.”
Chelsea is originally from Waukesha Wisconsin. She attended community college during high school then transferred to the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee for a year to study Russian and anthropology. She is currently taking some time off to explore the country and increase her experience with her interest in forestry and environmental science. She hopes this program with The SCA will give her insght into her passion for the outdoors and future career. Aside from outdoor recreation, Chelsea enjoys playing music and singing, drawing and painting, reading comic books and historical novels, and general travel and adventure.
Kalia is originally from Santa Cruz, California, but has been living in New York for the past 4 years. She attended Bard College and attainined a double major in Religion and Dance. Also from the environmental aspect, she authored a senior thesis regarding the effects of environment factors on the evolution of Buddhist dietary practice. In her free time she likes to do yoga, read, or do just about anything outside. Kalia can't wait to spend the summer outdoors doing hands-on environmental work after so much academic
Krystal calls Cheektowaga New York home. She also went to school in Buffalo at Buffalo State College where she studied Arts and Letters. This summer she is looking forward to meeting new people while spending time in the outdoors, as well as developing camping and wilderness skills. She is interested in martial arts, running, writing, art and Buddhism.
Austin is from Syracuse, New York and graduated from Hamilton College in 2009 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies of the Social Tract and a minor in music. He likes to play music, and has played the drums for many years. He also played lacrosse in college. Austin looks forward to spending the summer working outdoors and making a difference in the largest tracts of protected land in the country.
Brian is from Seattle, Washington and attended Washing State University. He graduated with a degree in architecture, and hopes to combine that knowledge with new skills into a great trail experience. He is excited to work outside for the summer and learn more about this area. On his time off Brian enjoys playing the piano, sketching/painting, backpacking, and windsurfing.
Zach hails from Goshen, New York in Orange County. He attended the State University of New York at Oneonta where he graduated with a BS in Environmental Science with a concentration in Earth Science. He is looking forwarding to learning new skills, being in the woods for extended periods of time, and also just living in the Adirondacks for the program. His hobbies include hiking/backpacking, mountain biking, carpentry, and spending time in the outdoors. Zach likes an adventure and always tries to have a good time no matter what.
SCA Adirondack Program
January 27, 2010
Orientation and Training
May 30th: Members arrive in the afternoon
May 31st-June 5: Member Orientation
June 7-10 WAFA/CPR Training
June 11 Leadership Training/Communication and
Conflict Resolution/Invasive Species
Identification Training/ NY State Department
of Conservation meet and greet
June14-18 SCA Member Workskills Training
June 21-24 Advanced Workskills Training
(Chainsaw & Griphoist)
June 25 -July 21: Field Crews run 5 days on 2 days off;
10 days on, 4 days off
July 23-26: SCA Northeast Corps Gathering
July 27- August 11: Field Crews Continue
Aug 12- 22: Member Summer Break
August 23- Oct 15: Field Crews Continue
End of Season Wrap Up:
Oct. 16-19: End of Season Recreation Trip
Oct. 20-21: End of Season Wrap Up
Oct. 22: Member Recognition Day
The SCA Adirondack program is based out of the William C.Whitney Headquarters on Little Tupper Lake near the outskirts of Long Lake, NY. This program serves the Adirondack State Park in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
The Adirondack Park is a unique 6 million acre mix of private and public lands in northern New York State. Established in 1892, the Adirondack holdings are under state constitutional protection. Any change to how land within the park boundaries is managed requires a change of the state constitution to be ratified by two consecutive offices, therefore making it one of the most protected wild places on the planet!
The Adirondacks comprise some of the most rugged and remote country in the eastern United States. High mountains, lakes, rivers and ancient glacial basins make up its varied North Country landscape, of which over 1 million acres are protected wilderness allowing no motorized access. As the largest intact temperate forest in the world, approximately 14% of the viable remaining wetlands of the continental US are found within the park boundaries. The park’s management system is currently a study model for more than 30 countries that are developing or reviewing their National Park systems. All of this makes the Adirondacks a unique, rewarding place in which to work, play, live and protect.
The NY Adirondack Program is currently in its 12th season of service. Each May thru October a team of 20 interns join 3 staff members for 5 months of conservation service work throughout the majority of the 6 million acre park. The service projects include traditional trail maintenance and construction including bridge building, rock staircases, and tread and drainage work, along with fire tower restoration, construction of Adirondack style lean-to’s, and historical building restoration. The program is also involved in an 8 year partnership with The Nature Conservancy on invasive plant species management within the park boundaries.
Crews are generally made up of 4 to 6 members who serve for 5 or 10 days in remote backcountry or front country locations. Each crew has a crew leader organizing the details and management of that particular project. Every Adirondack Corps member has an opportunity to lead 2 or 3 projects throughout the summer, providing an experience that increases their leadership skills.
Before members are set loose in the park comprehensive training is provided to them.
Communication, Leadership, Team Collaboration, and Trail Construction and Maintenance techniques are covered to prepare teams for the season of service work. Chainsaw safety, Risk Management, Wilderness Advanced First Aid and CPR, Outdoor Living Skills, help the crews work safely in the field. Finally a sense of Adirondack cultural and natural history helps members grow an appreciation of the unique habitat they will be a part of for a summer.
|Map of Site|
|About The Site|
|Brendan Jacob Whittaker- Project Leader|
|Zac Ballard-Pogram Coordinator|
|Hank- Project Leader|
|August 23-27: 5 day Field Crew|
|August 2-11: 10 day Field Crew|
|Hooray for Break!!|
|July 27-30: 4 Day Field Crew|
|Member Work Skills Training at the North Country School ; June14-18|
|June 28-July 2; 5 Day Field Crew; the first four reports|
|July 11-July 21: 10 Day Field Crew; the first long one.|
|July 23-26: SCA Northeast Corps Gathering|
|July 5-9: 5 Day Field Crew; the second hitch|