Posting for 2022 Summer Intern Position

The Town of Lincoln’s Conservation Department and Lincoln Land Conservation Trust are hiring 2 seasonal field assistant positions to support the management of conservation land by controlling invasive species, maintaining trails, participating in Town-wide Pollinator Action Plan projects and performing various other land use projects. Specific examples include mowing trails, clearing historic stonewalls, planting and … Read more

February 2022 Wildlife Column: Maples, Beavers, and More

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com. Ms. G, the official Massachusetts groundhog, who lives at Drumlin Farm, did not see her shadow on Feb. 2. If folklore is correct, this means that spring will arrive early this year. Time will tell. … Read more

Program Recording: Photographing Moments in Nature with Barbara Peskin 2022

Barbara Peskin, local photographer, gave a wonderful presentation in February, 2022 for LLCT. In this casual “fireside chat” style program, she shared stories and pictures of favorite moments in nature, and offered some photography tips to the audience. The program recording can be viewed here. 

January 2022 Wildlife Column: Temperature Swings and Bird Count Results

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com. The past month has seen wide swings in temperature, going from 61℉ on Dec. 16 to nighttime single digits the week of January 10. In between we had quite mild weather over Christmas and New … Read more

Program Recording: January 2022 Light Pollution

Dr. James Lowenthal gave a wonderful presentation on January 13, 2022 to a virtual audience of more than 50 community members. Lowenthal spoke about the encroachment of light pollution in Lincoln, despite dark sky efforts several years ago. The lost of dark nights has negative impacts on all living creatures, as even diurnal species (such … Read more

December 2021 Wildlife Column: Winter Landscapes and Fauna

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com. Winter will officially start on Dec. 21, the solstice, and thereafter the lengthening hours of daylight will cheer us, even though the cold of the season lies ahead. The past month has seen only a … Read more

Fall 2021 On Belonging Series

November 10th, 2021 N’Sibo: the River to Which I Belong Rich Holschuh gave a wonderful presentation exploring the understanding that people are the land and the land is the people, including All of Our Relations. He explored principles of relationship, reciprocity, and responsibility. Rich Holschuh is a resident of Wantastegok (Brattleboro, VT) and an independent historic … Read more

November 2021 Wildlife Column: Winter Approaches

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com. We have had a beautiful autumn, with prolonged colorful fall foliage, although more muted in tone than some years. The reds are mostly gone by now, but oaks and maples are still displaying their gold … Read more

Recording Available For November 2021 Senator Barrett Program

Nearly 70 participants signed on to Zoom on Monday, November 15th, 2021 for a presentation by Senator Mike Barrett. Senator Barrett was one of the lead architects of the far-reaching climate bill that became law this spring, “An Act Creating a Next Generation Roadmap for MA Climate Policy.” The LLCT’s mission includes helping Lincolnites learn … Read more

Sudbury River Program Covers Climate Change and Pollution

Alison Field-Juma, Executive Director at OARS gave a wonderful presentation on November 7th via Zoom. After giving some background on the history of the three rivers (Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord), she led participants through the “report card” process that OARS uses to evaluate river health. The report card considers water quality, as well as ecological … Read more