Meet our Seasonal Staff Members

June 6, 2024
Matt and Donovan pose outside behind a rock wall.

Matt Ferland (left) and Donovan Lombara pose outside in the field. 

Meet our seasonal staff! The Forest Society recently welcomed four seasonal staff members to the team for the summer. With so much to accomplish during our field season, we're lucky to have their experience and expertise contributing to our work.

Welcome Matt, Donovan, Maddie and Nate! You can learn more about them below.

Nate Forgan, Reservation Stewardship Technician

Nate poses outside with a Forest Society hat on his head.

"My name is Nate and I am this year’s Reservation Stewardship Technician! I am a student at Vermont State University pursuing a bachelors in Environmental Science with a minor in Wildlife and Forest Conservation. I come from a small town in Vermont right on Lake Champlain’s edge. In my free time I enjoy hiking, fishing, and bowling! The outdoors has always been a passion of mine ever since I was young. My first experience with nature was when I released monarch butterflies fresh out of metamorphosis. I hope to see you at one of our properties this summer!"

Matt Ferland, Forestry Technician

Matt poses for a photo.

"My name is Matt Ferland and I am residing for the summer in my hometown of Bow, NH. I am currently an Environmental Studies major at St. Lawrence University in New York. These past couple years I have gotten really into the tree world. I see my time working this summer at the Forest Society as a way to gain some concreate field experience in forest management. I will be exposed to this by working alongside experts in the industry who have many years of experience managing and conserving land in New Hampshire. And, any opportunity to traipse through the woods is a good time."

Donovan Lombara, Forestry Technician

Donovan poses outside for a headshot.

"Hi, my name is Donovan Lombara and I am from Gilsum, NH. Currently, I am attending UNH working towards my bachelor’s degree in forestry. After college I would like to work in consulting forestry somewhere in the Northeast. Working with the Forest Society this summer will give me even more experience in forestry, specifically boundary line reconnaissance and maintenance. Working under multiple foresters this summer, I hope to soak up as much knowledge as possible as I am bound to learn something new each day."


Madeline Smith, Easement Stewardship

Maddie poses outside in a Forest Society tshirt.

Maddy Smith is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire’s Environmental Conservation & Sustainability program. She has previously interned with the Piscataqua Land Conservancy and Nature Groupie and has goals to continue stewardship work with New England land trusts following her tenure as Seasonal Conservation Easement Steward. Maddy is from Lyndeborough and enjoys baking, swimming, and playing the piano in her free time.