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Nancy Olmstead

Conservation Ecologist, Maine

A portrait of Nancy Olmstead

Nancy Olmstead Nancy is the Conservation Ecologist at The nature Conservancy in Maine. © Nancy Olmstead

Areas of Expertise

Ecology, land management, invasive species


Nancy Olmstead

Media Contact

Jeremy Cluchey
ph. +1 207-607-4843


Nancy assists the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program (MNRCP), an In Lieu Fee /mitigation program administered by TNC to restore, enhance, and conserve wetlands and other protected aquatic habitats. She also assists TNC Maine’s Land Management team, helping to steward TNC’s preserves in Maine through ecological monitoring, management of invasive species, prescribed fire, and other projects. 

Nancy has previously worked as an educator and a field scientist. Most recently, she led the state of Maine’s terrestrial and wetland invasive plant program at the Maine Natural Areas Program. She also taught ecology and environmental science labs at Bowdoin College, did marine science on the Chesapeake Bay, led youngsters in the outdoors at Maine Audubon, and helped volunteers monitor lake watersheds with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Nancy was trained in ecology at Cornell University and later received her MS from the Field Naturalist Program at the University of Vermont.

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