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Welcoming New Staff

Northeast Wilderness Trust has grown rapidly in our capacity this year! We welcomed three new staff members who serve essential roles in land protection, stewardship, and fundraising. Read on to meet Becky Clough, Northern New England Land Steward; Caitlin Belcher, Land Protection Manager; and Nathaniel Williams, Development Coordinator.

Becky Clough, Northern New England Land Steward

As Northeast Wilderness Trust’s Northern New England Land Steward, Becky has her eyes on the forest and boots on the ground caring for our Maine and New Hampshire protected lands. With a BS in Adventure Education Leadership from Maine’s Unity College, Becky has spent much of the last few decades teaching people how to rewild themselves in the remote river canyons of the Southwest, the coral reefs of the Caribbean, along trout streams of the high Sierras, and throughout the mountains and arctic tundra of Alaska. Her return home to Maine provided the opportunity build herself a small home in the woods, live close to family, and realize her dream of stewarding the same forests that give adventure to her soul by stewarding wild places for Northeast Wilderness Trust. When not in the woods, Becky enjoys woodworking, packrafting, gardening, coffee by the woodstove, and ski/mountain bike patrolling at her local hill.

Caitlin Belcher, Land Protection Manager

As Northeast Wilderness Trust’s Land Protection Manager, Caitlin works to protect new forever-wild landscapes. She manages the Wildlands Partnership, which assists local land trusts with wilderness conservation, and supports new land acquisitions and forever-wild easements. She comes to the Wilderness Trust with a background in a wide range of land conservation transactions while working as a Paralegal at the Vermont Land Trust. Outside the office Caitlin can be found in her garden, swimming in the Northeast’s many lakes, cooking up delights in her kitchen, and honing her skills as a backyard naturalist.

Nathaniel Williams, Development Coordinator

Nathaniel joined Northeast Wilderness Trust as Development Coordinator after working in nonprofit development for several years. He works to secure critical funding for wildlands protection. Since graduating with a B.A. from Cornell University in 2018, Nathaniel has worked as a grant writer for a mental healthcare provider and in grants management with GlobalGiving, a large international grantmaking foundation. Outside of work, he is an accomplished artist whose landscape paintings have been recognized for several awards. He enjoys connecting with the natural world through his painting practice, as well as through kayaking, hiking, and trail running.