Seasonal Land Steward-Northern New Hampshire
The Nature Conservancy - New Hampshire

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This position will be based in the Conservancy’s North Conway office and focus on providing stewardship support for the Conservancy’s preserves and conservation easements located in the northern half of the state. The Seasonal Land Steward will also be responsible for equipment maintenance and organization. Specific duties will include trail and boundary line maintenance, installation & maintenance of preserve signage, invasive species management, stocking and maintaining kiosks, supporting prescribed burns at the Ossipee Pine Barrens, coordinating & leading volunteers, rare plant species and other types of ecological monitoring, and positive engagement with the general public throughout all aspects of work.

The Seasonal Land Steward will be supervised by the Northern New Hampshire Land Steward and will work with the Conservancy’s Director of Stewardship and Ecological Management and other TNC stewardship staff.


Monitor and maintain hiking trails (i.e. brushing & water bar maintenance) and preserve legal boundaries.

Assist as needed with the monitoring of conservation easements and preparation of monitoring reports.

Support prescribed burn and other ecological management and monitoring activities.

Maintain preserve signage and kiosks including installation of new signs where needed.

Maintain in good condition and organization stewardship tools and equipment.

Engage in manual invasive species control efforts.

Assist with leading volunteers and help oversee contracted trail projects.

Document work accomplished.


High school diploma and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management.

Experience and confidence in operating various types of equipment.

Experience performing physical work

Experience working unsupervised and, in some cases, working alone in remote locations.


Knowledge of and interest in the natural environment and the ability to recognize or identify various plant and wildlife species.

Experience and expertise in the safe and efficient operation of motor vehicles, chainsaws, brush saws, assorted hand-tools, and other equipment.

Experience in accepting and following instructions, assuming responsibility, and contributing to a collaborative working environment.

Experience as a “self-starter” and working productively and efficiently minus intensive oversight; including experience to independently plan, problem solve and adapt to shifting demands.

Experience of having to be aware and observant including assessing risks and avoiding potential hazards.

Experience of having to be attentive to detail, well-organized, and self-motivating.

Possess a friendly disposition including experience of interacting well with the public and varied age groups.

Experience of having to communicate effectively and function productively as a member of a work team.

Experience and motivation to perform physically demanding hands-on work & manual labor, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather.

Experience and interest in performing trail, property boundary and other physically demanding work.

Experience in reading and interpret assorted maps, orienting oneself, and working competently and confidently in the outdoors.

Possess fundamental GPS and computer skills in order to maintain preserve and other records.

Desirable: Fundamental ArcGIS skills.

Desirable: Basic firefighter training (S130/S190); preferably red card certified.

Desirable: First aid and CPR certifications.


This is a full-time position with an employment duration of approximately May 2013 – October 2013 (6 months).


May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations and on difficult and hazardous terrain. These conditions often:

require considerable physical exertion and endurance and

present the possibility of injury and the need to operate in an especially safe manner.

Must be flexible with working schedule including a willingness to work some Saturdays as well as occasional extended days and overnights.


The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, a 401k plan, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.



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