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Meet CFPA Volunteer, Lance Hansen

Lance Hansen standing near the charcoal mound demonstration he created at Goodwin State Forest

Featured in the March 2018 Rock, Root & Trail

Lance has worked at CT DEEP for 20 years, currently in the wildlife division. And yet he still finds time to be an uber-volunteer for CFPA. Lance is a Master Naturalist leading hikes as a CFPA Ramble leader and is CFPA’s Trail Manager for the Walcott Trail in Torrington. In 2015, he founded the Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forest (FALPS) and is always willing to lend a hand and spread the word about CFPA.

Lance had the second highest for number of hours reported in 2017 to our Time Reporting System. He gave over 370 volunteer hours to CFPA and our programs while working a full-time job, volunteering for a number of other organizations, and being a husband.

One other reasoned Lance works so hard for CFPA … he first wooed his wife, Valerie, on a hike. It was a very casual first date – a Trails Day hike in June 2000 on the Air Line State Park Trail. CFPA was such an important part of their relationships that when they got married they labeled their tables with various Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail names.

CFPA is very fortunate to have Lance’s enthusiasm and expertise. Join CFPA at the Field Day in Burr Pond State Park on May 12th, meet Lance, and join him for a hike on the Walcott Trail! Don’t forget to thank him and all CFPA volunteers for their service.