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.

Land Stewardship Technicians monitor the A.T. Corridor, maintain its surveyed boundaries, and work to mitigate any encroachments they find. Backcountry fieldwork is the primary function of these positions. Technicians help plan project logistics, perform backcountry fieldwork, record detailed field data, communicate regularly with the Land Stewardship Field Coordinator, and maintain vehicles and equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Work in a close partnership team with the other Land Stewardship Technicians and the Land Stewardship Field Coordinator, often performing fieldwork in groups of 2-3
Exhibit and encourage a positive mental attitude
Perform fieldwork monitoring and maintaining the A.T. corridor boundary lines: posting signs, painting trees, finding survey monuments, and clearing vegetation with hand tools
Enter detailed monitoring data and maintain organized field work files
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
Maintain tools, supplies, equipment, and program vehicles
Occasionally lead work trips with volunteer participants
Other duties as assigned

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Crew, Full Time, Research/Science and Technical, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

Required Skills:

Strong communication, organizational, 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
Familiarity with the principles of Leave No Trace outdoor ethics
Current Wilderness First Aid certification
Valid driver’s license with no restrictions

Preferred Skills:

Bachelor’s degree, coursework towards a degree, or equivalent work experience in environmental science, recreation management, natural resources management, forestry, or a related field
Proficiency using a map and compass and navigating off-trail
Strong computer skills, including GPS and GIS mapping applications
Ability to identify tree species common to northern New England
Current Wilderness First Responder or other advanced first aid certification

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.

Application Instructions

Apply through our ADP portal. Please submit an application packet that consists of a resume, list of three references, and a cover letter. If you have questions about the position, please send an email to Dan Hale, Natural Resource and Land Stewardship Manager, [email protected]