Summer Intern, 2015
My name is Tomas Nocera, and I am the 2015 Stewardship Network Summer Intern in Land Stewardship and Conservation Field Work. Over the summer I will be working with five different New Hampshire environmental organizations around the seacoast focusing on various projects related to wildlife and habitat management, land conservation and recreation. I will be spending several weeks with:
- The Southeast Land Trust
- University of New Hampshire Office of Woodlands and Natural Areas
- Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge
- Bear-Paw Regional Greenways
- Durham Conservation Commission
I am from Little Compton, Rhode Island. A tiny town in the smallest state. Surrounded by forest, farmlands and beaches, I have always had a passion for working outside, learning about the environment and most importantly working with wildlife. Ever since I was litttle I carried books about the animals of the world, identifying them on hikes and camping trips, hoping to someday work with them. Recently, I worked at a kangaroo, wombat, and Macropod rehabilitation center in Australia, where I was able to work with both rehabilitation and land conservation.
I am a Wildlife and Conservation Biology student, with a minor in Anthropology going into my fourth year at the University of New Hampshire. I hope to one day work with international communities in tailoring different solutions to wildlife protection and conservation. I believe the best way to manage and protect species and areas is to adhere to cultural standards, and work with community members to achieve goals.
I am excited to be a part of The Stewardship Network: New England (now Nature Groupie) team, and learn more about conservation and land management throughout the summer- I could not have asked for a better group of people to work with on this educational and fun project.