2018 Lakes Region Conservation Corps – AmeriCorps Program
In 2018, LRCT hosted six LRCC-LRCT members for 22.5 weeks from May through October. Members worked on a variety of projects including maintaining LRCT’s 95+ miles of trails, acting as island and property hosts at LRCT’s conservation properties, leading guided excursions and other educational and outreach opportunities. They worked on special property management projects constructing bridges and kiosks, updating property boundary markings and signage, monitoring conservation easements, removing invasive terrestrial plants, and conducting property research and property record keeping projects. LRCC-LRCT members received training in land conservation methods, conservation and recreational land management, and education and outreach.
The Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) is an independent, nonprofit, member-supported organization dedicated to the permanent protection, stewardship, and respectful use of lands that define the character of the region and its quality of life. LRCT protects more than 25,000 acres of land in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. These lands encompass more than 95 miles of trails, more than 5 islands, numerous mountain summits, and a host of other destinations that are open to the public. LRCT is a nationally Accredited Land Trust and an active member of the Land Trust Alliance and NH Land Trust Coalition.