The Student Conservation Association, in partnership with the Finger Lakes and Green Mountain National Forests, has deployed a Conservation Corps team to provide trail assessment and condition surveys on trails throughout the forests. This project was made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act . The intent of this partnership was to provide the Forest Service with an assessment of their recreational trails, a survey of what features are on those trails, what condition those trails are in and what needs to be worked on or installed to bring the trails up to standard.
The 16,212-acre Finger Lakes National Forest  lies on a ridge between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes in the Finger Lakes region of New York.
The Green Mountain National Forest  is over 400,000 acres that stretch across nearly two-thirds the length of Vermont creating the largest contiguous public land area in the State.