The Student Conservation Association would like to acknowledge the people who made it possible for a successful 2011 TrACS season in Mark Twain National Forest. It would be impossible to name each individual who contributed in some way to an enriching experience in southern Missouri, however, the following list of people deserve extra thanks for their time and effort spent helping the team along their journey:
Tyler Lobdell , Program Manager of SCA Conservation Corps Trails, supported the team efficiently and effectively, even from a distance. His diligence, logistics organization, answering countless questions, and orchestrating all the behind-the-scenes magic empowered the team to be well prepared and field ready.
Heidi Brill , Previous SCA TrACS Project Leader, pioneered the SCA Missouri TrACS program in the fall of 2010. We benefitted greatly from her advice and the field and office gear she left us—they solved many issues before we even had them. Heidi also provided expert guidance to TrACS project leaders prior to the start of the season.
Tim Carroll , Project Leader of SCA IL TrACS Team, is owed a great debt of gratitude for managing both IL and MO TrACS during training and the first few weeks of the season. Without Tim’s exceptional attention to detail, organization, and indomitable spirit we would have had a very rocky start to the season.
Nancy Feakes, Recreation Manager for Mark Twain National Forest, helped with project logistics, receiving gear/mail, and informed us of fun cultural events to attend.
James Murrell, Wilderness Technician for Mark Twain National Forest, aided the team immensely in project logistics, housing, local cultural events, highlighted maps and project locations.
Wilmer Scott, Wilderness and Trails Manager for Mark Twain National Forest, served as the main agency contact and was instrumental in developing the SCA TrACS program in Mark Twain National Forest. In addition to answering many questions along the way Scotty assisted the team out in the field.