In 2008, after 33 years and the successful creation of a SuperSanctuary of conserved lands, Meade handed the Executive Director reins over to Laurie Bryan and asked for the title of “Senior Naturalist— emphasis on the Senior.” At the end of 2012, he retired from his role as Senior Naturalist and Land Program Director.
To our great benefit, he continues to spend time at the Harris Center — working on land protection and outings, and sharing his considerable wisdom with the rest of the Harris Center staff — as our first-ever Naturalist Emeritus.
Meade also served as a faculty member in Antioch University New England’s Environmental Studies Department for 34 years. Lifetime awards include:
- Monadnock Conservancy’s Abe Wolf Award
- New Hampshire Audubon’s Tudor Richards Award
- co-winner of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forest’s first Sarah Thorn Award
- first-ever recipient of New Hampshire Audubon’s Meade Cadot Award
- Antioch University New England’s Horace Mann Award
- Antioch University New England’s Community Excellence Award
- NH Fish and Game’s Ellis Hatch Award
- Silver Lake Land Trust’s Stewardship Award
- EPA’s New England Region Lifetime Achievement Award
Meade and his wife Sandy Taylor live in Hancock.