As Stewardship Assistant, Alec’s days are rarely spent doing the same thing twice! In addition to helping the preserve manager care for the land (including removing invasive plants, tending trails, maintaining native plant gardens, and restore natural areas) he also assists the preserve educator in all aspects of the Crow’s Nest education program.
No stranger to internships, Alec has worked for the US Forest Service as dendrochronology intern and for Vermont’s Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation as a recreation capacity intern.
Alec shares memories of an early appreciation for nature. “Behind the house I grew up in was six acres of woods with Darby Creek running through it. As a youngster it felt like a huge, wild expanse to explore and play in. Blue herons are my favorite animal because there was often one hunting in the creek; I remember seeing it for the first time and being amazed by its size and beauty.”
Alec graduated from the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein College of the Environment and Natural Resources with a bachelor degree in environmental science.
Ask Alec about: the Philadelphia Eagles.