Tom Barnes is the communication intern for the Northeast Region, and when he's not out fetching coffee he's penning the "TGIF" and "Tuesday Trek" columns. Tom graduated from UMass Amherst, writes sketch comedy and is immune to brain freezes.
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More than 500,000 acres of the Northeast are part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, from breathtaking views of boreal forests at Canaan Valley in West Virginia to the rocky coastline of Maine Coastal Islands. Refuges conserve habitat for wildlife and provide opportunities for the visiting public.