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Lakes Region Conservation Corps

About the Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) (AmeriCorps) Program

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps state service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals by providing hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications. The program is based out of the Squam Lakes Association. Conservation Corps members are a driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. LRCT is one of several Host Sites for the LRCC program. 

LRCT's Conservation Land Stewards

LRCT’s AmeriCorps members are an integral part of LRCT’s conservation mission and will serve as Conservation Land Stewards. Land Stewards will work on a variety of projects, including: 

  • Maintaining LRCT’s 95+ miles of trails,
  • Removing terrestrial invasive plants,
  • Assisting and leading guided hikes and paddles,
  • Monitoring LRCT preserves and conservation easements,
  • Working on special property management projects, and
  • Organizing and conducting volunteer work days.

Housing is provided at Mead Base Conservation Center, located in the northern part of the Lakes Region and at the foot of the White Mountains. LRCC-LRCT members will receive training in land conservation methods, conservation and recreational land management, and education and outreach.

Meet LRCT's 2024 Members


Audrey Lockridge

Hi, I'm Audrey Lockridge, a recent University of Alabama graduate in Environmental Science, with my main interest in forestry and wildlife management. Originally from Houston, Texas, my love for the outdoors was nurtured through hunting, horseback riding, and spending as much time as possible in nature. I'm thrilled to join the Lakes Region Conservation Trust team, where I aim to deepen my conservation knowledge and apply my passion for environmental stewardship. Outside of work, I enjoy crafts, gardening, and playing with my cat, Bean. I look forward to contributing to and learning from this community.

Madeline Linhart

Hi! My name is Madeline Linhart. I am from Texas but attended college at the University of New Hampshire. My major was Environmental Conservation and Sustainability. When I was younger, my family lived in Idaho where my love for the environment grew. I loved camping, hiking, swimming, exploring, and roasting marshmallows around the campfire. During my time at college, I had the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in New Zealand with the EcoQuest program. It was here that I learned about various ecosystems, environmental conservation, and the importance of protecting biodiversity. My favorite hobbies include writing, reading, crafting, and spending time outside. As a recent graduate, I look forward to working outside with a dedicated environmental team.

Taylor Lovely

Greetings y'all! My name is Taylor Lovely, a born and bred resident of the Lakes Region in New Hampshire. These lakes, mountains, rivers, ponds, and forests have been my playground, community, and source of love and support since day one. Before attending college, I spent a gap semester working with conservation organizations in Australia and New Zealand which solidified my field of study for the coming years. I attended Middlebury college and graduated with a joint major in Environmental studies and Anthropology with a minor in Philosophy. While attending college, I joined the Middlebury Student Quakers and dabbled in the intersectional studies of the environment and theology, which opened my eyes and heart to the wisdom from our silent, more-than-human community. I spend most of my time hiking, reading, foraging plants and fungi, birding, crafting, and meditating. I am deeply excited to conserve the Lakes Region and attempt to 'speak for the trees' through this work!

Past AmeriCorps Members

Meet LRCT’s past AmeriCorps members and read their Conservation Journals to learn about their experiences.

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