The Land Stewardship Team upholds a high standard for the protection of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) Corridor, a long strip of conserved public land that forms the longest continuous natural corridor east of the Mississippi River.
The Land Stewardship Field Coordinator directs, supports, and works alongside a team of 4 Land Stewardship Technicians. The team monitors the A.T. Corridor, maintains its surveyed boundaries, and works to mitigate any encroachments they find. The Field Coordinator trains the Technicians, plans project logistics, assures the quality of detailed field data, produces thorough reports, communicates regularly with the Natural Resource and Land Stewardship Manager, and maintains vehicles and equipment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Work in a close partnership team with the 4 Land Stewardship Technicians and the Natural Resource and Land Stewardship Manager, often performing fieldwork in groups of 2-3
Act as a resource for Technicians, helping meet their needs and enabling them to perform high-quality, fulfilling work.
Exhibit and encourage a positive mental attitude; prevent and mitigate interpersonal conflicts
Train technicians in fieldwork and data recording protocols
Plan and complete field projects; including logistics, pre-field preparation, daily safety check-ins, and post-field reporting
Perform fieldwork monitoring and maintaining the A.T. corridor boundary lines: posting signs, painting trees, finding survey monuments, and clearing vegetation with hand tools
Assure the quality and organization of detailed monitoring data
Follow protocols documenting and mitigating encroachments on the A.T. corridor
Travel to and from work sites, camping at or near work sites as appropriate
Organize, inventory, and maintain tools, supplies, equipment, and program vehicles
Collaborate with ATC staff, volunteer clubs, and partner organizations in project planning, development, and reporting
Lead occasional work trips with volunteer participants
Other duties as assigned
Strong communication, leadership, organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills
Self-motivated person who works well independently and in a team environment
Passion for environmental conservation and volunteerism
Strong backcountry travel skills, including primitive camping
Experience using and maintaining hand tools and four-wheel-drive vehicles
Familiarity with the principles of Leave No Trace outdoor ethics
Current Wilderness First Aid certification
Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, recreation management, natural resources management, forestry, or a related field, with experience working in your field
Proficiency using a compass and navigating off-trail
Proficiency reading and interpreting maps, property deeds, and survey plats
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, GPS applications, and ESRI ArcGIS software
Proficiency identifying tree species common to New England
Current Wilderness First Responder
About Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.