News

1-2-18 North End Snow Report

Ranger Russel Porter Reports ~15″ of snow at Matagamon, Troute Brook Farm, and South Branch Pond. The Russel Pond trail has multiple blow-downs but Park staff are working to clear it.

 

Baxter Welcomes New Interpretive Specialist in 2018

The Park is pleased to announce the official hiring of Marc Edwards as our new Interpretive Specialist. This full time position works with the Park Naturalist to support and implement the information/education, resource monitoring, and resource protection goals of the the Park. Originally from Maryland, Marc has a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks Recreation and Tourism as well as a Master’s Degree in Forest Recreation, both from the University of Maine. Currently living in Strong, Maine, Marc was most recently a seasonal Park Manager for Vermont State Parks, but he also has experience working for Acadia National Park, UMaine Cooperative Extension, the Finger Lakes Institute, and the Downeast Heritage Center.

Tote Road Now Open for Snowmobiles

Both Park gates are now open. There is currently 18-19″ of snow on the stick at Matagamon, 11-12″ at Nesowadnehunk Field, 16″ at Togue Pond, and 30″ at Roaring Brook. Enjoy the fresh snow, and please remember that snowmobiles are only permitted on the tote road from Togue Gate to Matagamon Gate, and nowhere else. Happy Trails!

Baxter Welcomes New Accounting Associate in 2018

The Park is pleased to announce the official hiring of Emilie Tisch as our new Accounting Associate.  This full time position serves the important role of managing the Park’s finances and payroll. Originally from upstate New York, Emilie has an Associate’s Degree in accounting, a Bachelor’s Degree in Small Business Management, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, as well as eight years of experience working in the budget and finance field. She moved to Millinocket in December of 2016 and has most recently been working for the Katahdin Chamber of Commerce.

Baxter Welcomes New Trail Specialists in 2018

The Park is pleased to announce that it has officially hired two new Trail Specialists for 2018. Trail Specialists are seasonal employees (42 weeks) that plan, coordinate, and supervise all of the trail maintenance activities in the Park. Both will start in February 2018.

Rebekah Morrisson is from Fresno, California and found her passion in trail work while working as a seasonal crew member for the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) in 2014 which included work in Baxter. She went on to serve as a crew leader with the MCC in 2016 leading crews here in the Park. Most recently she has been working as a technical crew member of the Eastern Sierra Conservation Corps Based in Mammoth Lakes, CA.

Elizabeth “Liz” Thibault is originally from Bristol, Connecticut and also found her passion while working as a crew member with the Maine Conservation Corps. Liz has been with MCC since 2015 moving up from crew member to crew leader after attending the Trail Training Academy in 2016. Although she has worked all over the state, most recently she served as the crew leader on the Katahdin Stream bridge replacement project here in the Park.