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Intern Update: Abby Quinn

The Northeast Wilderness Trust was pleased to welcome Abby Quinn, who interned for several weeks until mid-February this year.

Abby recently graduated from Hotchkiss High School in northwestern Connecticut and is on a gap year before attending Bates College in Lewiston, ME. She is leaning towards majoring in environmental studies, and interning here at NWT provides an exciting opportunity to learn more about the process of protecting privately owned land. She was interested in the Wilderness Trust because of its unique niche in protecting forever-wild landscapes.  “Since so much of conservation is striking a balance between the human and environmental interests, there is a need for parcels of land to be preserved solely as wilderness,” says Abby.

Recent intern, Abby Quinn.

Abby has found a love for natural spaces in her hometown, where the Appalachian Trail passes through her corner of Connecticut, in close proximity to the Orr-Andrawes Preserve. She considers herself incredibly lucky for the access she has had to hiking trails, and relatively undisturbed landscapes.

Through this internship, she expanded her knowledge and interest in land conservation. The staff of the Wilderness Trust were thrilled to have her join us in the effort to ensure wilderness is protected here in the Northeast.  We are confident that Abby is going to excel at all she does and will make a difference long into the future.

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