Seasonal Conservation Land Steward- Adirondacks
The Nature Conservancy
New York City, NY, United States
11 days ago
Keene Valley, New York, USA
WHO WE ARE
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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WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER
Conservation Land Stewards assist with hands-on management of The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack nature preserves and fee-owned lands. Conservation Land Stewards work closely with TNC state-wide Stewardship Team members and may assist partner organizations as needed.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU
Preserve and Conservation Easement Stewardship: Assist Stewardship Team with on-the-ground aspects of nature preserve stewardship, conservation easement stewardship, and facilities management. Tasks include boundary marking and maintenance; trail construction and maintenance; parking lot maintenance; and routine mowing of trails, grounds and wildlife habitats. Conservation Land Stewards will interact with the public, volunteers, adjacent landowners and stakeholders. Tasks may include property monitoring, GIS data collection and conservation easement project documentation assistance.
Conservation Management: Assist Conservation Team with managing and monitoring of conservation targets. Specific management targets depend upon location but may include grassland management, forest management; and invasive species management. Tasks may include scientific field data collection; monitoring of wildlife habitat and/or forest health; and assisting with preparation of reports.
Conservation Land Stewards will spend most of their time working outside in the field. Stewards will be expected to work independently and to drive to field sites that may be several hours away from their base location. Training will be provided for all tasks. Conservation Land Stewards will have ample opportunities to learn new skills and gain experience in the fields of conservation and land management.
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
Stewardship (70%): Assist Stewardship Team with on-the-ground aspects of nature preserve stewardship, project planning and implementation, and facilities management. Tasks include boundary marking and maintenance; trail construction and maintenance; parking lot maintenance; and routine mowing of trails, grounds and wildlife habitats. Conservation Land Stewards will interact with the public, volunteers, adjacent landowners and stakeholders. Tasks may also include property monitoring, GIS data collection, preserve project research and implementation, and occasional conservation easement stewardship. The main 2023 project focus will be developing accessible interpretive signage for our Silver Lake Bog Preserve.
Conservation Management (30%): Assist Stewardship Team with managing and monitoring of conservation targets. Specific management targets depend upon location but may include forest management; improving access to outdoor spaces; and invasive species management. Tasks may include scientific field data collection; monitoring of wildlife habitat and/or forest health; assisting with preparation of reports; and implementing changes at preserves to improve access.
Conservation Land Stewards will spend most of their time working outside in the field at various properties in the greater Adirondack region. Most preserves (but not all) are within a 1 hour drive of the Adirondack Chapter office in Keene Valley, NY. Stewards will be expected to work independently and to drive to field sites that may be several hours away from their base location. A TNC vehicle will be provided for transportation upon completion of vehicle safety courses. Training will be provided for all tasks. Conservation Land Stewards will have frequent opportunities to learn new skills and gain experience in the fields of conservation and land management, as well as learn about conservation efforts in the Adirondacks.
NOTE: housing is not currently offered for this position at this time.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
The Nature Conservancy is hiring one temporary Conservation Land Steward for the Adirondacks. Expected start date of May 15th, 2022, with an anticipated end date of October 13th, 2023 (these dates are flexible for an earlier starting and end date). This position will be a mix of remote work and field work.
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
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.
This role is budgeted for $18.75 hourly
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