Beginning My TerraCorps Service Year

Sophia (the new TerraCorps member) at Cape Elizabeth, in a black cardigan sweater, purple shirt, and black pants. Her hair is also purple.

BY SOPHIA KARR When I was little, I would go on long walks in the woods near my house with my parents. My dad showed me all kinds of birds and forest critter, while my mom, brother, and I picked wild blueberries and blackberries. In freshman year of high school for an earth science project…

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Salt Marsh Migration Work

Hand Digging A Runnel

BY LINDA VANDERVEER Being a child of the 1980s, Blondie’s The Tide is High is on a relatively frequent playlist at my house.  But these days the tune is in my head more often for another reason – the tide is in fact high.  And getting higher.  The effects of climate change are unspooling before…

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Climate Action through Salt Marsh Restoration

DNRT’s and Mass Audubon’s TerraCorps members, staff, and volunteers hard at work.

by Rishya N. From the MassAudubon Your Great Outdoors Blog When we look to nature, we can find many ways to adapt to and mitigate climate change. Restoring nature so it can perform these services is, in part, how Mass Audubon acts on climate. Wetland restoration work being done on the South Coast is a prime example. On February 15, Dartmouth Natural…

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The Hixville Hike – Howland Reserve

Afternoon Stroll at Howland Reserve

BY BRUCE TRABAN On February 13, it was my pleasure to be able to lead a walk talking about the History of Hixville, the Howland Reserve property, and dive into the values within ecosystem services. Our walk started in the center of the Hixville Village Historic District, where in the 1780’s Daniel Hix established the…

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Kicking off DNRT’s 50th year!

We are thrilled to be able to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2021 and kicked off the year with a Happy Birthday Walk on January 9. The walk took place at the Slocum’s River Reserve, and the adjoining Grosswendt Reserve, DNRT’s first acquired property. The Grosswendt Reserve was donated to DNRT in 1971 by Carl…

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Migratory Game Bird Hunting Season Info

Duck Season

Hunting along the coast and rivers will happen until February 8th. During the month of January and February coastal waterfowl hunting will be occurring. You might see some folks hunting on property that abuts DNRT’s. (At Slocum’s River Reserve, for instance, the big field that goes down to the river has a trail easement on…

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TerraCorps at DNRT

TerraCorps member Bruce Traban

BY BRUCE TRABAN TerraCorps is a leadership development and capacity-building organization that  works at the intersection of land conservation, food systems reform, and environmental justice to create a future where land is the foundation of health and well-being for ALL people in EVERY community. Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to spend my…

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Best Ways to Preserve Nature While Hiking

Destruction Brook Woods

There is nothing quite like a peaceful hike. Not only are hikes a great way to get some exercise, but they allow you to explore the great outdoors and find some peace and tranquility at the same time. Some avid hikers have their favorite trails that they hike over and over again while some casual…

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