Becky Cushing

Becky Cushing


Becky's work integrates her academic background in the natural sciences with an inclination for problem solving. By understanding how environmental and human systems fit together, she works with organizations and alongside communities to develop solutions to real-world conservation challenges. In 2012, Becky worked with the University of Vermont's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources to design a new student-driven model for managing the University-owned Natural Areas system. Graduate and undergraduate students are now engaged in hands-on science and stewardship of UVM’s nine Natural Areas through courses, work-study, and internships. Currently, she is the Sanctuary Director for Mass Audubon's Berkshire Sanctuaries. At the heart of her work is Becky's love for the land and water that sustains us all. You can find her tromping about northern forests or paddling through New England salt marshes.

Fellow Activity

Leadership Story | Aug 20, 2017
Fellows in the News | Aug 17, 2015
Fellows in the News | Jun 17, 2014

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
University of Vermont, MS
Current Position:
Berkshire Sanctuaries Director
Mass Audubon's Berkshire Sanctuaries
Conservation Science & Biology
Land, Open Space, Smart Growth
Natural Resource Management
195 Pomeroy Ave.
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201-6916

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