Director of Stewardship
Jane has a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Marine Zoology. After working on schooners, ski-bumming, practicing as a potter, working as a paramedic and doing water quality monitoring, she settled into a career of environmental work. She was the Director of Wildlife Programs at Maine Audubon for 8 years, was a co-founder of the Gulf of Maine Seabird Working Group and has been involved in seabird restoration and research for the past 35 years, co-founded the Maine Amphibian and Reptile Atlas, worked to get the Chickadee Check-off through the legislature and was one of the original members of the Non-Game Advisory Committee, the Baxter Park Scientific Advisory Committee, and others. She was a co-founder of the Royal River Conservation Trust and is currently on the Brunswick Planning Board. She has been with MCHT since the spring of 1996. She lives in Brunswick and spends as much time as she can at her camp in Penobscot Bay and/or with her three daughters.
Jane has been with MCHT since 1996.
On land conservation: “There are so many ways to talk about this work, from economic benefits to ecological benefits. But I come back to how the beauty of this coast is just so endlessly overwhelming. To be on the water in a thunderstorm, or to happen upon a perfect cove lined with smooth granite shoreline—for a lot of us, those are the moments that fill us up. Doing this work, knowing that these places, and these experiences, will be available for the long haul is about as good as it gets.”
On the job:
Jane has been MCHT’s Director of Stewardship for over 20 years. She oversees a team of 16 year-round staff, including regional land stewards, plus many seasonal assistants and crew members in the warmer months. This team takes care of conserved land from Kittery to Lubec, including over 120 public preserves.