Land & Boundary Steward, PT Seasonal
New Paltz, NY
Type of Job
Feb 24, 2021
About the job
Located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley, Mohonk Preserve is New York’s largest nonprofit nature preserve. Our mission is to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world. We manage over 8,000 acres of mountain cliffs, forests, fields and streams through four integrated programs – Conservation Science, Education, Land Stewardship, and Land Protection – and welcome over 300,000 members and visitors each year who come to hike, run, rock climb, boulder, bike, cross-country ski, snowshoe and enjoy and experience nature.
Based in a vibrant university community, Mohonk Preserve offers a great working environment in one of New York’s greenest counties with all-season recreation, access to Preserve lands, a dynamic, committed team of conservation professionals and long legacy of conducting ecological research and environmental education. The Preserve is also the home of one of America’s premier rock-climbing destinations.
As Land & Boundary Steward, you’ll be responsible for the physical patrol, maintenance, and documentation of a portion of Mohonk Preserve’s nearly 80 miles of fee property boundary, as well as the conservation easements in the Preserve’s portfolio, and related tasks.
We are seeking a land protection professional with working knowledge of mapping programs and tools – current ESRI ArcGIS applications (required); other mapping tools, e.g. Gaia, Avenza, (preferred) and ability to read and evaluate the landscape. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in environmental science, land and natural resource management, forestry, or other related fields of study desirable/preferred.
Compensation: $14.00/hour for a maximum of 800 hours; Preserve membership for the duration of the position. There may be an opportunity to work collaboratively with other departments for additional hours, to be discussed.
For full job announcement: mohonkpreserve.org/land-boundary-steward
Mohonk Preserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Encourages a diverse pool of candidates.