Welcome, Seasonal Staff!

Anna Berry | June 1, 2023
Steve and John, in forester attire, examine a tree in a forest in spring.

Field Forester Steve Junkin (right) and forestry technician John Woodworth (left) were already out in the field in late May.

The Forest Society recently welcomed three seasonal staff members to the team. With so much to accomplish during our field season, we're lucky to have their experience and expertise contributing to our work. Find out more about each of them:

Adam Gough by the ocean.
Adam Gough, Forestry Technician

My name is Adam Gough, and I’m from Parsonsfield, Maine. I’m 21 years old and going into my senior year at the University of Maine. There, I am working towards a bachelor’s degree with a major in forestry and a minor in forest recreation management. After graduation I aspire to thru hike the Appalachian Trail. Whenever I’m not in school I can be found hiking, hunting, fishing, golfing, or on my long board.


John Woodworth working on a tree in a forest.
John Woodworth, Forestry Technician

Originally from Morristown NJ, currently attending the University of New Hampshire studying Forestry in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. This Summer I will be one of the Forestry Technicians for the Forest Society. I’ve always had a real passion for being outside and all the different activities that are possible during the four seasons of New England. In my free time, I enjoy surfing, snowboarding, hiking, and fishing. I’m very proud to be a part of such a historic conservation group and am excited about what lies ahead.


A selfie of Astara.
Astara Zuorski,  Reservation Stewardship Technician

My name is Astara Zuorski [they/them/theirs], and I just relocated to New Hampshire; the state in which I was born and raised. I am enthused to join forces with the Forest Society and their passionate, dedicated volunteers to ensure the wellness of protected lands that I have grown to love over my lifetime. Conservation monitoring and environmental education are two areas of practice that I appreciate and have been lucky to have started at a young age. My family helps organize an invasive aquatic plant program on a lake in Maine and I have learned how important and vulnerable our natural resources are. Other things that I enjoy are native gardening, herbalism, community-building, and just plain playing outside! Some of my hobbies include long-distance open water swimming, mountain biking, woods wandering, sailing, hockey, and most activities in or around water. I always love a good chat around a bonfire or some ice cream, or going on an unplanned adventure. See you this summer!