New Land Steward, Kristin O'Brien
Congratulations to Kristin O'Brien, who recently joined the SVT staff as our new, full-time Land Steward.
We've often hired a part-time Land Steward to help out in the summer, but as we faced a growing portfolio of natural areas to care for, we decided to create a full-time, year-round position.
Kristin came to SVT initially as a Seasonal Land Steward in April 2017, tasked with trail maintenance and outreach. In her new position, which started in late October, she will be managing and monitoring our conservation restrictions, working with volunteers, and completing various land management tasks.
Kristin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience about native plants, invasive plant control, and wetlands regulation, as well as an enthusiasm for SVT’s mission. She obtained her master's degree studying prairie restoration at Eastern Washington University and her bachelor's in biology from Hofstra University. Most recently, Kristin worked for the Holliston Conservation Commission as assistant and acting agent.