The primary responsibility will be to implement forest and ecological management activities on Little Traverse Conservancy (LTC) nature preserves and working forest reserves and to assist with other stewardship projects. The Conservation Specialist will work under the supervision of the Director of Stewardship.

Primary Tasks will include:
• Lead or assist the stewardship team on a wide range of stewardship projects
• Coordinate forest management activities, maintaining regular communication with consulting forester
• Work with land protection staff in visiting and reviewing potential working forest reserve lands
• Coordinate ecological monitoring and invasive species monitoring/treatment programs on LTC lands
• Work with the Director of Stewardship to prioritize, design, develop, and carry out ecological restoration activities
• Assist with assessing natural resources, features, and conditions, and drafting management plans for new nature preserves as needed

Tagged as: Conservation, Full Time


Possess a degree in biological or environmental sciences, preferably with an emphasis on forestry or botany

Required Skills:

• Represent Little Traverse Conservancy well professionally and in our community
• Ability to work collaboratively with the team on changing priorities
• Excel while engaging in a variety of projects simultaneously
• Exceptional time management skills to meet deadlines and be self-starting

Preferred Skills:

• Experience managing invasive plant species utilizing Best Management Practices for control and removal
• Past experience leading and working with volunteers
• Using GIS to produce maps
• Background understanding of silviculture principals, forest harvest methods, and forest mensuration
• Moderate to advanced plant identification skills

About Little Traverse Conservancy

Local land conservancy serving five counties centered around the straits of Mackinac with a mission to protect the natural diversity and beauty of northern Michigan.

Application Instructions

Send resume and cover letter to [email protected] by Friday, February 19th, 2021 Include Attn: Conservation Specialist in the subject line

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