Conservation Forester

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The Nature Conservancy

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Harrisburg, PA, United States

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30+ days ago


The preferred location for this position is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with the flexibility for a home-based office within central Pennsylvania.


The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there are lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”


The Conservation Forester is a member of TNC’s Land Management Team in Pennsylvania and Delaware and contributes to the management, monitoring, and maintenance of TNC’s portfolio of preserves and conservation easements in PA and DE. The Conservation Forester has two main roles: 1) planning and implementing sustainable forest management activities on conserved lands; and 2) assisting with the management and growth of the Family Forest Carbon Program and Working Woodlands programs. The position includes a diverse set of duties including fieldwork in remote areas, statistical analysis of forest inventory data, frequent communication with colleagues, and meeting with forest landowners.


TNC’s Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter comprises forty employees who are committed to teamwork; cross-collaboration; professional development; a fun and inclusive office culture; and diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice learning and practices. Although you’ll see requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization. Passion, innovation, and diversity are key components to advancing our Mission, and we encourage you to apply!


  • BA/BS degree in forestry, natural resources management or related field and 5 years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation and forest management
  • Experience making ecologically based forest management decisions
  • Experience communicating with the public both in writing and verbally to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Able to perform physical work outdoors, in variable weather conditions and at remote locations, both in a group and individual setting
  • Confidence in performing tasks with minimal supervision and making independent decisions based on analysis, experience, and judgment
  • Must have valid driver's license
  • Excellent communication skills via written, spoken, and graphical means in English


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan to include employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits in the Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, well-being, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit under the FAQ section.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.


To apply for job ID 51835, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on August 8, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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