Conservation Easement Steward

Company / Organization: 
Society for the Protection of NH Forests
Educational Requirements: 
Bachelors Degree
Job Description: 

The non-profit Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests seeks a self-motivated individual for the position of Conservation Easement Steward. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an appropriate field related to conservation or natural resources, 1 to 2 years’ experience in land conservation or a natural resources field, and functional knowledge of GIS mapping and GPS data collection.

This is a full time position based at the Conservation Center in Concord, NH. The Conservation Easement Steward is responsible for ensuring that the Forest Society fulfills its perpetual stewardship responsibilities for over 750 conservation easements and deed restrictions covering more than 130,000 acres. The Conservation Easement Steward works directly with owners of protected lands and other Forest Society staff to ensure compliance with easement terms, cultivate cooperative relationships with landowners, and resolve potential compliance issues.

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is a statewide land conservation organization with 10,000 members that was founded in 1901 to protect New Hampshire’s most important landscapes and promote wise use of its renewable natural resources. Today, the Forest Society owns 185 reservations in communities across the state, stewards more than 750 conservation easements and deed restrictions, and conducts ongoing programs in advocacy, land protection, sustainable forest management, and environmental education.

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The Forest Society offers an excellent benefits package and a unique office environment in our award-winning, energy-efficient building overlooking the Merrimack River Conservation Area.

Contact Information: 
Applications are due Wednesday, May 29th, 2019. The position has a desired start date of Monday, July 15th. Please email a resume and cover letter (both in PDF format) to Reagan Bissonnette, Senior Director of Easement Stewardship & Counsel, at Please write “Conservation Easement Steward Position” in the email subject line. The Forest Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.