Meet Our Member: Lyndon, The Nature Conservancy
Lyndon DeSalvo, a second-term VHCB AmeriCorps member, is serving with the Vermont Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. As the Field Assistant and Coordinator, Lyndon conducts monitoring visits to private and public land under conservation easement or deed restriction. He is also responsible for leading outdoor workdays, helping to maintain trails and performing basic GIS mapping and data collection. A Massachusetts native, Lyndon spends his time in Vermont running, playing soccer, traveling, and cross-country skiing.
What are you learning or gaining out of your service?
I am learning about the many facets - science, stewardship and policy - that are involved in conserving the Vermont landscape. The multiple service terms have allowed me to visit a broad array of the state’s natural areas and learn about the many partnerships that The Nature Conservancy has developed throughout Vermont.
What has surprised you about serving in AmeriCorps?
The thoughtfulness and dedication that other VHCB AmeriCorps members demonstrate in trainings and through their work at host sites.
What’s the best thing about serving at your site?
The great staff, field days, and bringing my dog to work.
What would you like other people to know about serving in AmeriCorps?
It’s a great way to connect with a variety of interesting people and organizations.