The Penobscot Nation is committed to promoting and preserving cultural awareness and historical accuracy of the Penobscot people. The knowledge of Wabanaki traditions and language provided by the Penobscot representatives to this project has been instrumental to the project, as has their commitment to honoring and appropriately acknowledging their ancestors who established this trail long ago. Joe Polis and Joseph Attean were Penobscot guides. For more information, please visit

National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program also known as the Rivers & Trails Program or RTCA, is the community assistance arm of the National Park Service. RTCA staff provide technical assistance to community groups and local, State, and federal government agencies so they can conserve rivers, preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways. The RTCA program implements the natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation mission of the National Park Service in communities across America. RTCA granted Maine Woods Forever the use of one staff person for the year 2007. Burnham Martin, from the Brunswick, ME office, is assisting Maine Woods Forever with three projects related to the Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail. For more information on the Rivers & Trails Program, please visit

Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a non-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate the rich human heritage and diverse natural environment of the Northern Forest, by establishing and stewarding a water trail tracing historic Native American travel routes across New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire, and Maine. Northern Forest Canoe Trail staff members have been exceedingly generous in lending their time and expertise to this project. For more information, please visit