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19 May 2021

Land Steward – The Center for Natural Lands Management

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The Center for Natural Lands (CNLM) Management seeks a part-time Land Steward in northern California, located within the greater Davis/Sacramento area. The Land Steward will provide support for various field and office-based tasks for CNLM preserves in northern California. CNLM is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization, created in 1990, whose mission is the perpetual stewardship of lands that are natural open areas, sensitive species, and their resident ecosystems. Currently CNLM manages over 90 preserves (primarily in California, but with several in the states of Washington and Oregon). The preserves vary in size from three to thousands of acres and are managed under direct ownership, conservation easements, or management contracts.

The successful candidate will work directly with the Regional Preserve Manager and other northern California Preserve Managers, thereby not only providing service to the organization but also gaining skills and insight into the professional protocols and field practices for on-the-ground stewardship for high-value conservation lands. The preserves include diverse habitats such as vernal pools, annual grassland, riparian, seasonal wetlands, marsh, and oak woodland and support many listed species such as the federal and state-listed endangered palmate-bracted bird’s-beak (Chloropyron palmatum), riparian brush rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani riparius), California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense), vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi), giant gartersnake (Thamnophis gigas), and the state and federal species of concern, burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia).

Responsibilities could range from assisting with biological monitoring or conservation easement monitoring, weed control, data management and analysis, and report preparation.  The Land Steward should have the ability to travel to the work sites independently and work in an outdoor environment with a variety of habitat types and terrain in various weather conditions. The level of effort for the position averages to approximately 32 hours a week (8-40 hours/week depending on season) over an approximately 16-month period. To apply, submit a detailed letter of interest, current resumé or curriculum vitae, one example of professional writing (such as publications, professional reports, or management plans), and three professional references (names, affiliations, and contact information only) to careers-steward@cnlm.org. If email is not possible, the application can be mailed to: Center for Natural Lands ManagementAttention: Human Resources27258 Via Industria, Suite BTemecula, CA 92590. All applications will be acknowledged. Open until filled, but for fullest consideration please apply no later than May 28, 2021. 

For more details visit:

https://www.cnlm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-2022-CNLM-Land-Steward-Position-Description.pdf

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