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Becky Cole-Will

This interview is with Rebecca Cole-Will, the Chief of the Division of Resource Management at Acadia National Park. Cole-Will discusses the direction of management within the park to include community collaboration with harvesters. She reflects on the workings of the park and how to manage changes to the climate and increased influxes of visitors. Cole-Will explains some of the current resource management projects including habitat protection for bats struggling with white-nose syndrome, incorporating indigenous and local traditional ecological knowledge for sweetgrass, worm, and clam harvesting communities, tick education and monitoring, and confronting sustainability in the time of climate change. Other park topics such as balancing visitation and restoration on Cadillac mountain are also addressed.






Elle Gilchrist

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