Family Forest Outreach Specialist, TNC

The Family Forest Outreach Specialist will serve landowners who respond to our targeted marketing campaign, helping them find the information, technical support or financial resources to restore or maintain wildlife habitat and improve forest health on their wooded land.  The Specialist will gather information from the landowner, review data available in existing databases, and consult with forestry and wildlife experts to provide landowners with recommendations and referrals to appropriate programs, resources, and agency staff. 
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Perform landowner intake assessment and initial referrals for family forest landowners who respond to outreach campaign in Garrett and Allegany counties.
  • Follow up with landowners to ensure they get the support and assistance they need to complete priority forest management and conservation projects on their lands. Projects could include forest stewardship planning, wildlife habitat restoration, invasive species control, commercial or pre-commercial timber harvest, estate or easement planning, forest or wildlife monitoring, riparian buffer planting, or others. 
  • Assist with increased coordination among staff from partner agencies including MD Department of Natural Resources (Forest Service, Wildlife and Heritage), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), MD Extension Service, and the Maryland Environmental Trust. 
  • And more!
To apply: search job #46874 at www.nature.org/careers
Application deadline: October 10, 2018
 
Employer: The Nature Conservancy
Location: Cumberland, Maryland