Background: The Hart Prairie Preserve Manager is responsible for all aspects of the management of the Conservancy’s 245-acre Hart Prairie Preserve and is a member of the Chapter’s Forest Team.
Duties: The position maintains the property and buildings associated with the Preserve, including planning and management of restoration activities to reduce fire risk in the ponderosa pine, aspen, and mixed conifer forest stands, restoring historic meadow conditions, protecting/enhancing the condition of the rare Bebb’s willow community on the property, and improving hydrological conditions that support the Bebb’s willow and other communities on the property. Works with the U.S. Forest Service to help ensure the 13,000-acre Hart Prairie Restoration Project is implemented as part of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative, and serves as the Chapter’s representative to the Greater Flagstaff Forest Partnership, which advocates for, helps plan and fund for restoration activities within the greater Flagstaff area. Responsible for coordinating ongoing and new research efforts by university and other researchers utilizing the preserve for appropriate ecological research. The Hart Prairie Preserve Manager prepares and manages the Preserve’s budget, oversees contractors, work crews, and other volunteers working on Preserve infrastructure and habitat improvements, and oversees staff and volunteers performing outreach programs for the public including youth. Coordinates and hosts agency personnel, staff from throughout the organization, and other partner groups who use the facilities for meetings, overnight retreats, donor events, and tours with public officials. Coordinates community support, maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and coordinates multiple projects, sets deadlines and manages to completion.
How to apply: www.nature.org/careers > Current Job Opportunities.
Deadline: August 21 at 11:59 p.m. ET.