The Nature Conservancy

Several organizations are sharing a 5-year, nearly $5 million grant from the USDA that will fund conservation projects in the four-state Connecticut River Watershed.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Today at Albany City Hall, Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined city Water Department Commissioner Joe Coffey and representatives from The Nature Conservancy to announce a new carbon agreement. 

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Federal, state and local officials gathered Wednesday in Dutchess County to mark the establishment of the nation’s newest wildlife refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s first land acquisition for the six-state refuge is a 144-acre preserve donated by 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.