Lauren Mitchell of Bath, New York, arrived May 24 to start a 16-week stint as a Student Conservation Association intern for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. Lauren will be assisting staff in many areas, including taking primary responsibility for our summer hikes program and cooperative work projects with the Forest Service.
Lauren is a graduate of State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry and the SUNY-ESF Ranger School. Her degrees are BS in Environmental Science and an AAS in Forest Technology. At SUNY-ESF, she was a member of the Woodsmen’s Team, competing in chainsaw, axe and cross-cut events.
“We are very pleased to have Lauren on board for the summer,” says Phil Hough, FSPW exec. “We can already see that she is going to be a great asset to our outreach and stewardship programs.”
Lauren’s job is sponsored in part by the Student Conservation Association, which places students in outdoor conservation work nationwide. She will work out of both the Sandpoint and Heron offices of FSPW.