WY Red Canyon Ranch Stewardship Manager

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Lander, Wyoming, USA

Red Canyon Ranch

Remote work not possible


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

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The WY Red Canyon Ranch Stewardship Manager (RCRSM) develops, manages, and advances conservation programs, plans and methods for approximately 50,000 acres in the Southern Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. The RCRSM provides technical leadership and support to the Wyoming business unit and plans and directs preserve management programs and stewardship. The RCRSM addresses critical threats to natural systems and individual species, fosters cross-site learning among conservation community, and supplies conservation planning teams with site or landscape level information relevant to the planning process. The RCRSM develops and implements conservation strategies and employs a full range of stewardship tools and implements a variety of strategies to secure public and private support for TNC conservation priorities. The RCRSM coordinates community support, ensures the maintenance of preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and coordinates multiple projects, sets deadlines and manages completion. May supervise staff and volunteers. Expect to work and travel in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.


Red Canyon Ranch, designated as a National Natural Landmark, spans approximately 50,000 acres along the Southern Wind River Mountains in Central Wyoming. Our approach to Ranch management involves stream restoration, biodiversity protection, research, and cattle grazing facilitated through lease arrangements. The diverse ecosystems within the Ranch, comprising grasslands, shrublands, dry forests, and boreal forests with interspersed creeks and springs, underscore our commitment to comprehensive stewardship.

Our primary objectives at Red Canyon Ranch are to rejuvenate local and regional ecosystems, engage in responsible land management in collaboration with stakeholders, and involve the community in pragmatic projects for a sustainable future across Wyoming and the western U.S. We foster a culture that encourages our staff to explore creative and innovative approaches to achieve these goals and effectively communicate the lessons learned to diverse audiences.

As the WY Red Canyon Ranch Stewardship Manager (RCRSM), you will spearhead land management projects and strategies, implementing innovative grazing technologies, conducting ecosystem monitoring, and controlling invasive species to foster and maintain biological diversity. Working collaboratively with our team, you will extend your influence beyond Ranch boundaries by testing new ideas, capturing valuable lessons, and sharing insights with fellow land managers, landowners, and natural resources professionals. Additionally, you may oversee other staff, contractors, and volunteers and interact with a variety of visitors.

Your responsibilities include developing and negotiating cattle leases for the Ranch, as well as overseeing the maintenance and repair of all infrastructure related to land stewardship, such as fences, livestock water facilities, equipment, vehicles, and buildings.

In collaboration with other TNC ranch and preserve stewardship staff in Wyoming, you will share resources and provide assistance when needed. Your role extends to assisting other staff in developing and managing budgets, contracts, and grants associated with land stewardship projects at Red Canyon Ranch.

Furthermore, you will collaborate with other TNC staff, supporting research projects, encouraging philanthropy, and effectively communicating with various audiences regarding land management and The Nature Conservancy’s goals and strategies.

If you’re looking for a career where you can find meaning and purpose, come join our Chapter as the WY Red Canyon Ranch Stewardship Manager! Not only will you fulfill conservation objectives in the beautiful state of Wyoming, but you’ll contribute to conservation goals through many networks!

We’re looking for a passionate, dedicated person to lead our Chapter and work within our Division. Systems Leadership, creativity, and the ability to influence without authority are key in this role. Come join TNC and apply today!


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing staff or volunteers.
  • Relationship building experience to work closely with a variety of partners, i.e., media, government officials, internal scientists.
  • Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
  • Experience with communication via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.
  • Experience in training.


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Ability and willingness to apply science to decision-making and guide activities.
  • Knowledge of ecological land management principles.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation.


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 including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

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

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.


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 https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/recruitment/ 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.


The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $48,600 – $53,750 for annual base salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.


To apply for job ID 54681, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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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An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.