The Nature Conservancy

New England News
1:17 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Trackers Look To Determine Animal Movements In Berkshires

Trackers identify what could be coyote tracks in a field next to Route 7 in Sheffield, MA.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

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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New England News
1:31 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Teens Gain Life Experience While Spending Time Working with Nature

LEAF interns with The Nature Conservancy's Western Massachusetts Stewardship Manager Angela Sirois-Pitel. From left to right: Deric Martinez, Angela Sirois-Pitel, Jimmy Nguyen, and John Santiago.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

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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New England News
1:07 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Great Barrington Elm May Help Researchers Manage Tree Disease

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

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.

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