Yuri Larrabee ’11

Major

Economics

Project Title

Land Stewardship Internship with D&R Greenway

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During my internship this summer, I worked closely alongside the two land stewards at D&R Greenway, Central New Jersey’s Land Trust. I assisted with the stewards’ everyday activities, which mainly consisted of invasive non-native species removal, native plant nursery work, and conservation easement monitoring. During the last 3 weeks of the internship, I was given some time to work on an individual project. I designed a poster on some of the neotropic migratory birds of the Sourlands Mountain region in Central New Jersey. I gave information on 13 of these birds and constructed a post and frame so that hikers and walkers could learn about these birds while walking on one of D&R Greenway’s properties.

The whole internship experience was very rewarding and I learned much about land trusts’ and stewards’ integral role in land preservation and conservation. I also learned the importance of maintaining preserved land through stewardship activities in order to promote and preserve the biodiversity of both flora and fauna.



Internship Year

2009

Project Category

Sustainability

Organization(s)

D&R Green Land Trust, Princeton, NJ