What is TerraCorps?

The TerraCorps program, formerly called MassLIFT, supports 36 AmeriCorps members each year. Members serve at host sites across Massachusetts with a focus on topics such as environmental conservation, urban agriculture, and land stewardship.

TerraCorps positions are full-time, with members completing a 1700-hour term over 11 months (August – July). TerraCorps members are required to complete three capacity-building projects during their term. Learn more at terracorps.org.

SEMPBA supports one TerraCorps Regional Collaboration Coordinator (RCC) each year. The application process takes place in the spring.

Our TerraCorps members have had a huge impact since we became a host site in 2016. As an all-volunteer organization, SEMPBA benefits greatly from having a full-time service member. Please consider making a donation so that we can continue to support TerraCorps members and they can continue to support us.

TerraCorps Member 2020-2021

Anna Smith is SEMPBA’s 2020-2021 Regional Collaboration Coordinator. She is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is excited to support SEMPBA in building our capacity at Center Hill Preserve through citizen science projects, educational programming, and more. She is also collaborating with the Indigenous Resources Collaborative and serving on the planning committee for the 2021 MA Open Space Conference. Anna is passionate about the conservation of the natural world and is glad to have this opportunity to support SEMPBA in conserving the Massachusetts Coastal Pine Barrens.

TerraCorps Member 2019-2020

Jack Christensen was SEMPBA’s 2019-2020 Regional Collaboration Coordinator. He spearheaded SEMPBA’s outreach efforts to the Wampanoag community. He also mapped the natural communities of SEMPBA’s new location at Center Hill Preserve and wrote for the Explore Natural Plymouth site.

TerraCorps Member 2018-2019

Alissa Young is a recent graduate of the University of Vermont. She has obtained a Bachelor of Science in the Wildlife Biology and Natural Resources program. Alissa will be serving as our Regional Collaboration Coordinator and will be engaged in a variety of projects. Alissa is captivated by the connectivity of the natural world and has studied a variety of ecosystems. Come back to see updates on Alissa’s projects throughout the 2018-2019 service term.

Past TerraCorps Members and Projects

Molly (2017-18)

  • Horseshoe Crab Citizen Science Program
  • Natural Communities Training
  • North Plymouth Clean-Up Days

Jack (2016-17)

Jack Jezard conducting a natural communities training.
  • Natural Communities Training
  • Envirothon

A Natural Communties training with an AP class.
Molly conducting a natural communties training with an AP class.
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