Meet Morgan

Meet Our Intern Class of 2016: Morgan Knigge

Our interns represent a diverse range of talents, abilities, backgrounds, interests and fields of study.  While dozens of interns have worked with The Land Conservancy of New Jersey, since 2000, over 60 interns share an intense concern for environmental well-being.

In June, Morgan began her internship with The Land Conservancy of New Jersey as a planning intern.  Her internship at The Land Conservancy consists of preparing the different aspects of plans and technical reports for various counties and municipalities.  She has been able to work on Open Space and Recreation Update and Technical Reports for Somerset County and Livingston Township. She also helped to create an inventory of conservation easements in Hillsborough—eventually to be mapped using GIS.

Morgan graduated from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in May 2016 where she studied Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior.  During her time as an undergrad, she was a member and the senior varsity captain of the Rutgers Women’s Rowing Team.  In her free time she enjoys hiking, baking, and hanging out with Cooper, her cat.

Morgan chose to intern at The Land Conservancy because she loves being outdoors and feels like open space preservation should be a priority; “especially in New Jersey,” she said.  “I also want to learn what goes on behind the scenes and understand everything that makes preservation possible.”

Morgan’s previous experience with Sustainable Jersey helping municipalities to complete actions toward certification introduced her to The Land Conservancy’s work.  She plans to spend the rest of the summer working with us and she is currently looking for full-time employment in either the environmental field.  She states, “I plan to pursue any and all opportunities that will help me work toward environmental protection and stewardship.”