Downeast Lakes Land Trust is thrilled to welcome two new staff members to our team! Each will serve a vital role in the organization, strengthening our capacity to ensure “Forests and Lakes – For People – Forever.”
In July, Susan Bard was hired on as DLLT’s Natural Resources Manager. Susan has a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology from Unity College, and a Master’s in wildlife science from New Mexico State University. She has worked as a wildlife researcher and manager for state agencies and universities, and has several years’ experience in the Downeast Lakes region as a guide and lodge manager. Her work with DLLT will focus on wildlife habitat enhancement, timber harvest planning, and recreational management. Susan lives year-round in Grand Lake Stream.
In August, Sarah Cantwell joined DLLT as the new Education and Volunteer Coordinator. Sarah’s passion for outdoor recreation, wildlife conservation, and connecting people to nature led her to a degree in Wildlife & Conservation Biology from the University of New Hampshire. Sarah has experience as an interpreter with a captive wildlife sanctuary. She has also held numerous seasonal wildlife technician jobs, and mostly recently served as a Wildlife Technician at nearby Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge. Sarah will be leading and coordinating all public education programs and events, working with local schools, and managing DLLT’s growing volunteer program. She lives in Princeton with her fiancé, Matt, and their black lab, Roscoe.
Be sure to say hello to these ladies if you see them out and about in Grand Lake Stream or in the Community Forest!