The Hanover Conservancy is pleased to announce that Myrilla has joined our staff, taking over responsibilities for our Land Stewardship and Community Engagement Programs – our trails and trips.
Myrilla comes to us from the NH Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, where she coordinated land stewardship activities on 31 properties, including legal monitoring, invasive plant treatment, trail work, boundary marking, ecological monitoring, and management plan drafting. Myrilla also developed and managed a volunteer program for preserve stewardship, community science projects, and ecological monitoring. She has experience with GIS analysis, mapping, and data collection, is chainsaw certified, and has also worked on prescribed fire operations in NH and ME.
Myrilla previously was a land steward at Southeast Land Trust, monitoring easements, working with landowners, and helping with trail design and maintenance, invasive plant removal, and more. The Exeter Conservation Commission and UNH Cooperative Extension have also benefitted from her work. In New Zealand, she conducted an ecological study of the effects of agricultural land use on stream quality.
In addition to her land stewardship work, Myrilla is also an experienced environmental educator. She has worked at The Gundalow Company summer program teaching youth programs on environmental stewardship and maritime heritage of the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth as well as adult volunteers in the North Country and Seacoast regions.
Myrilla has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability from UNH. She grew up on a small organic farm in central Maine that is still operated by her family. Reach her at email@example.com.