2019 Lakes Region Conservation Corp

The Squam Lakes Conservation Society’s (SLCS) is a small regional land trust with a mission to preserve the unique quality and character of Squam by protecting lands for present and future generations.  In 2019, SLCS is again hosting two LRCC-SLCS members for 22.5 weeks from May through October as part of the greater Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) to help achieve this mission. Our AmeriCorps members will complete training with other members of the Lakes Region Conservation Corps, but the day-to-day work for the two SLCS members will be through SLCS.

LRCC-SLCS members will work on a variety of projects including managing SLCS preserves, monitoring conservation easements, removing invasive species, refreshing boundary marking, assisting landowners with their land management goals, and advancing land conservation projects, including using GIS and creating baseline documentation reports for newly conserved land.  Members will also help develop and utilize social media networks to advance SLCS’s mission.  Members will get exposure to all levels of land conservation work in a community that places a premium on the protection of its natural resources.  SLCS is a nationally Accredited Land Trust and an active member of the Land Trust Alliance and the NH Land Trust Coalition.

Welcome Our 2019 AmeriCorps Members

Dane Doormann

Hello! My name is Dane and I graduated from Keene State College in May with a B.S. in environmental studies and a minor in sustainability. I grew up in a small town in Connecticut, but moved to Franconia, NH in the beautiful White Mountain region after my senior year of high school. My love for the outdoors began as a young child when my father would take me on hiking, skiing, and boating trips. My passion and love for the environment continued to grow as I explored the White Mountains and traveled and explored other countries, such as, Costa Rica, Ireland, Croatia, Austria, and many more! Through each and every experience my desire to conserve Earth’s natural resources has grown.  I’m incredibly excited to begin my journey with the SLCS and learn more about land conservation practices. And I am thrilled call the Squam watershed my home for the next six months!

Jules Stanley

Hello! My name is Jules and I’m from Hershey, Pennsylvania. I’ve just graduated with an undergraduate degree in organismal biology and ecology from Colorado College. I have a great love for field work, especially relating to botany, and I have worked as a guide for Hershey Outfitters in my home town, leading kayak trips, high ropes courses, and hiking. You can usually find me outside hiking or camping. I’m excited to work with the SLCS and to spend time in New Hampshire!