Each year, the Squam Lakes Conservation Society partners with the Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) to welcome two AmeriCorps members to our team. The AmeriCorps members in these positions will complete training with other members of the LRCC, but the day-to-day work 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, and combining GIS and fieldwork to create baseline documentation for newly conserved lands. 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. 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.
SLCS has filled our two AmeriCorps members for the 2021 season from May 20 through November 1.
Meet our 2021 AmeriCorps members!
Hi there! My name is Cat and I am from the small town of Lyman, New Hampshire. Growing up in this area, surrounded by nature, I found a great appreciation for the outdoors. I recently graduated from Allegheny College in the Spring of 2020, where I studied Environmental Science, with an emphasis on Geographic Information Science (GIS) and completed a double minor in Computer Science and Global Health Studies. During my time at Allegheny, I most enjoyed utilizing GIS for environmental problem solving. Now becoming a team member of the Squam Lake Conservation Society, I am excited to grow my skillset, help conserve, and explore the area! In my free time, I enjoy kayaking, hiking, and spending time with my three nephews!
I’m originally from Scituate, MA and have been hiking and backpacking in NH my whole life. I remember summiting Mount Lafayette for the first time when I was no older than 8. I graduated from Harvard last May with a degree in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and a research focus in animal movement and resource use ecology. Since then I’ve been working with my lab to publish my thesis research on European golden jackals. I love field work and generally working (and playing) outdoors. At school, I was part of the Harvard College Conservation Society and captained my house’s intramural rowing team. I’m so excited to start my career in conservation working with SLCS to help protect and maintain Squam Lake and the surrounding lands.
2020 AmeriCorps members Ben and Sophie putting the finishing touches on a kiosk for Unsworth Preserve.
2019 AmeriCorps members Jules and Dane taking a quick break for a photo with the SLCS Volunteer Monitoring Team.
2018 AmeriCorps members Emily and Maddy finishing up an electronics clean-up project at an SLCS property.