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Conservation Coordinator – Siskiyou Land Trust
Mt. Shasta, California
Siskiyou Land Trust is seeking a part-time Conservation Coordinator to grow the impact of land conservation in Siskiyou County. This staff member will develop agricultural land conservation easement projects and assist with land acquisition projects for the preservation of an endangered, endemic species.
Summary of Position:
The Conservation Coordinator is responsible for developing agricultural conservation easement projects and assisting on land acquisition projects of Siskiyou Land Trust (SLT) under the guidance of the Conservation Director. Tasks include assessing the conservation values ofidentified properties, meeting with landowners, applying for grants related to conservation easements, title and closing tasks, assisting with the negotiations and drafting of conservationeasements, conducting appropriate record-keeping, and managing other tasks essential to completing conservation easement and land acquisition transactions.
The Conservation Coordinator works closely with the Conservation Director, as well as with landowners and project partners, including municipal governments, public agencies, and conservation organizations.
The Conservation Coordinator reports to the Conservation Director and does not supervise other staff. However, he/she may manage sub-contractors, partners, and volunteers.
- Assist in developing two to four agricultural conservation easement projects in Siskiyou County by 2022. Working with the Conservation Director, conduct outreach to potential landowners, evaluate conservation values of properties, review grant program requirements, conduct project due diligence, draft and negotiate easements, and draft and submit grant applications
- Assist in projects for the purchase of fee title lands for the preservation of an endangered, endemic plant. This includes due diligence, title and closing work, landowner and project partner relationships
- Draft correspondence, memoranda and reports for landowners, partners, committees, board, and follow up from site visits
- Assist in the development of appropriate maps and GIS data
- Participate in the communications efforts and community engagement related to conservation protection projects.
- A bachelor’s degree preferred in natural resources, real-estate law, land management or other field related to conservation
- A minimum of three years’ demonstrated experience working on complex projects, conservation real estate transactions, or relevant work experience
- Scientific knowledge of, and field experience with, the landscapes and natural resources of far northern California
- Proficiency understanding maps, natural resource information and spatial data
- Demonstrated experience in record keeping and data management
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of individuals, including landowners, partners, staff, board members, and volunteers
- Well organized and self-directed, with attention to detail and follow-through necessary for conservation real-estate transactions
- Proficiency with PC computer systems, Microsoft Office and GIS programs
- Curiosity for the natural world and a passion for conservation.