Position Summary

The Land Stewardship Technician will report to the Natural Resource and Land Stewardship Manager and will monitor and maintain the boundary lines of the lands conserved for the Appalachian Trail, called the A.T. corridor. This involves hiking off-trail through mountainous forests, clearing vegetation with loppers, putting up boundary signs, repainting blazes on trees, finding survey markers, and recording data. This role will work with other Land Stewardship Technicians and the Land Stewardship Coordinator to ensure that the Appalachian Trail is protected by a well-marked boundary line and that any violations are promptly found and resolved. The undeveloped wildlands and unmatched hiking experience on the A.T. would not be possible without the work of the Land Stewardship Technicians. This role is an ideal entry-level opportunity to gain experience in the recreation and conservation field, perfect for an avid hiker and camper who loves working outdoors. Technicians perform challenging and fulfilling work that is crucial to the protection of the lands conserved for the Appalachian Trail, called the A.T. corridor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Collaborate with other team members to accomplish the goals and objectives set by the Natural Resource and Land Stewardship Manager.
Perform fieldwork monitoring and maintaining the A.T. corridor boundary lines: posting signs, painting trees, finding survey monuments, and clearing vegetation with hand tools.
Use GPS and Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping applications to enter detailed monitoring data.
Maintain tools, supplies, equipment, and program vehicles.
Follow protocols documenting and mitigating boundary encroachment violations on the A.T. corridor.
Lead work trips with volunteer participants, providing training and ensuring that volunteers have a safe and satisfying experience.
Other duties as assigned by the Natural Resource and Land Stewardship Manager.

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


Bachelor’s degree, coursework towards a degree, or equivalent work experience in environmental science, recreation management, natural resources management, forestry, or a related field.
Commitment to ATC management and resource protection efforts.
Proven ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to effectively communicate with individuals, groups, and partners.
Self-motivated person who works well independently and as part of a team.
Strong hiking and outdoor

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 at ADP Workforce Now using this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=308869eb-4bf3-4360-a0b8-b26c926a5f77&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=516586&lang=en_US