Background: The Monadnock Conservancy has permanently conserved more than 250 properties, for a total of 23,000 acres of land across the Monadnock region. Our mission as stewards of the land is to annually monitor all our fee-owned and conservation easement lands to document changes and ensure compliance with use restrictions.
The successful candidate will have the physical ability to walk long distances to remote areas over varied terrain and have excellent off-trail navigation skills using GPS and map and compass. They will have a strong interest in conservation, land management, and natural resource protection and will demonstrate strong writing skills, a proven ability to plan and work independently or collaboratively with strong interpersonal skills, and exceptional attention to detail. Reliable transportation, a mobile phone, and the ability to work weekdays are required. Experience with GIS, GPS, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and map interpretation are desirable. Workspace and tools will be provided; a mix of remote and in office work is likely.
Scope of Work:
- Contacting landowners/land managers, planning and conducting conservation easement monitoring
- Completing detailed and timely monitoring visit reports, noting areas of concern, and reporting back to the stewardship coordinator
- Marking protected area boundaries where needed
- Updating stewardship databases
- Assisting with GIS, trail projects, or public events as needed
- Other tasks as assigned
Focus: Assisting the Conservancy’s conservation easement stewardship program by conducting annual monitoring visits to conserved lands
Internship Length: 250 hours from June through August, although length and timing are flexible
Pay: $2,500 ($10/hour) + mileage reimbursement
Application Deadline: Open until filled, interviews will begin in April
To Apply: Contact Richard Pendleton, stewardship coordinator, and include a cover letter and resume.
stewardship coordinator 603-357-0600, ext. 110