Gallery of Volunteers 2012, 2013, 2014

VOLUNTEERS 2012-13. Thanks to all for their help in the Wildlands!  Please send additional pictures to info@greatpondtrust.org For even more pictures, visit our Shutterfly Gallery at:        GPMCT-VOLUNTEERS-2012-2014

Wildlands Trail Run, October 28, 2012

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Popple Grove Climbing Tree Ready at Last

September 28, 2012. That’s Geo Atwood cutting the tree initially. In the weeks that followed, numerous volunteers pitched in – Steward Brian Keegstra, Trust members Paul Liebow, Connie Tuller,  and Hans Krichels with his crew of kids from Ellsworth.  Finally, on Tuesday, October 23, the tree was,  in fact,  set in concrete. The first child […]

Wildlands Work Parties

WILDLANDS WORK PARTIES – OCTOBER 21, 2012. On this spectacular Sunday, folks from towns all around joined forces for projects in the Wildlands. Steward Brian Keegstra coordinated the assembly and installation of bluebird houses, while Stewardship Committee Head Jennifer Riefler led a group in upgrading the Esker Trail. Trust regulars included Sarah Levine, , Emily […]

Primitive Fire-Starting Demo

Friday, September 21, 6:30 pm.  Isaac Dorr, an elder in the Maine Primitive Skills School, demonstrated the fine art of starting a fire with nothing more that a bow, a block, a few sticks, and a bag of tinder. Afterwards, assembled participants toasted marshmallows in the shadow of Great Pond Mountain.

To Build a Brushpile

Sept. 19, 2012. In these photos, Steward Brian Keegstra, along with Connie Tuller and other volunteers, orchestrates the correct construction of an official WHIP (Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program) brushpile. Brian is hoping to construct a dozen or so more of these brushpiles this year in order to qualify the Trust for a NRCS (National Resources […]

Rehabilitation Silviculture 2012

On August 24, 2012, and again on August 31, dozens of foresters from all over Maine converged on the Wildlands. This was the Maine Division of the Society of American Foresters, and they were here for a conference sub-titled, “Forests Through Time – Problems With Stands In Early Development.”  (Go to NEWS for more information.)  

FORESTRY 101: IN CLASSROOM AND FIELD

For the past month of Mondays, a diverse group of twelve or so adults from the community have been meeting with Roger Greene, consulting Forester for the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, to learn the basics of silvaculture and forest management. (See June 29th news article on this site for details.) The photos here show Roger […]

GPMCT Annual Meeting – July 15, 2012

GPMCT at Bucksport Bay Festival 2012

Bucksport Bay Festival 2012.  Great Pond Mountain Information Booth. Volunteers pictured here greeting the public include: Sarah Levine, Emily Hawkins, Geo Atwood, Hans Krichels, Bob Mercer, and John Morin. Lots of interest. Crowds undiminished by afternoon downpour.