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Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

Conservation Easement Steward (Full Time, Temporary)

The non-profit Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests seeks a self-motivated individual for the position of Conservation Easement Steward. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an appropriate field related to conservation or natural resources, 1 to 2 years’ experience in land conservation or a natural resources field, functional knowledge of GIS mapping and GPS data collection, and dedication to land conservation.

This is a full time temporary position (for 1 year) based at the Conservation Center in Concord, NH.  The Conservation Easement Steward is responsible for ensuring that the Forest Society fulfills its perpetual stewardship responsibilities for over 700 conservation easements and deed restrictions covering more than 125,000 acres.  The Conservation Easement Steward works directly with private owners of protected lands and other Forest Society staff to prepare current conditions reports and baseline supplements for older easements and deed restricted properties and conducts ground monitoring visits.   

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is a statewide land conservation organization with 10,000 members that was founded in 1901 to protect New Hampshire’s most important landscapes and promote wise use of its renewable natural resources.  Today, the Forest Society owns 180 reservations in communities across the state, stewards more than 700 conservation easements and deed restrictions, and conducts ongoing programs in advocacy, land protection, sustainable forest management, and environmental education.    

A copy of the full job description is available here.

The Forest Society offers an excellent benefits package and a unique office environment in our award-winning, energy-efficient building overlooking the Merrimack River Conservation Area.

Applications are due Wednesday, May 10, 2017The position has a desired start date of Monday, June 5th.  Please email a resume and cover letter (both in PDF format) to Reagan Bissonnette, Director of Easement Stewardship & Counsel, at rbissonnette@forestsociety.org.  Please include “Conservation Easement Steward Position” in the subject line.  The Forest Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.