The Nature Conservancy

Mark Tercek, The Nature Conservancy's President and CEO
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The president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy is set to speak at Williams College tonight as part of the school’s yearlong focus on climate change. Mark Tercek graduated from Williams in 1979 and began a five-year term on the school’s board of trustees in July. Tercek spent 24 years as a managing director and partner with the investment firm Goldman Sachs before joining The Nature Conservancy in 2008. Tercek spoke with WAMC about the ways the organization is combating climate change.

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While some people are looking forward to balmy temperatures and springtime, a group of trackers in western Massachusetts are keeping their fingers crossed for more snow.

Following a fresh snowfall, three trackers strap on snowshoes and take to the fields of Berkshire County looking for the marks of creatures that traveled across the snow-packed earth hours before. But those braving the cold aren’t dodging trees in isolated, dense forests.

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The Nature Conservancy’s program to immerse urban teens in the environment is wrapping up in Western Massachusetts this week.

Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future, LEAF, exposes teens to the sometimes foreign world of nature. Angela Sirois-Pitel is the stewardship manager for TNC’s Western Massachusetts program, working hand in hand with the teens.  

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A large tree in a small Berkshire town may hold the key to finding the cure to a disease that has deforested suburban landscapes for decades.