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Land Protection Specialist

Society for the Protection of NH Forests

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is a statewide land conservation organization that was founded in 1901 to protect New Hampshire’s most important landscapes and promote wise use of its renewable natural resources.  Today, with 10,000 member households and over 40 employees, the Forest Society owns 185 reservations across the state, and has interests and monitoring responsibilities for more than 750 conservation easements and deed restrictions.  With ongoing programs in advocacy, land protection and sustainable forest management, the Forest Society is an award-winning leader among the nation’s top land trusts.


The non-profit Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests seeks a self-motivated individual for the position of Land Protection Specialist (Land Agent). The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an appropriate field related to conservation or natural resources, experience in land conservation or a natural resources field, and functional knowledge of GIS mapping and GPS data collection. Ideally, candidates will have 1 to 2 years of experience with land transaction and grant writing.

This is a full-time position based at the Conservation Center in Concord, NH. The Land Protection Specialist (Land Agent) helps to initiate and implements land conservation activities throughout the state, often in partnership with other conservation groups and agencies. The Land Agent negotiates and manages Forest Society acquisitions, by gift or purchase, of conservation easements and fee interests from private landowners, governmental entities, and other conservation groups. S/he represents the organization in conservation partnerships or coalitions. Occasionally, the Land Agent will assist with the Forest Society’s sale or other transfers of real estate.

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.

A copy of the full job description is available at https://forestsociety.org/land-protection-specialist.

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.

How to Apply:

Applications are due by Monday, June 28, 2018. The position has a desired start date of Monday, August 13, 2018. Please email a resume and cover letter (both in PDF format) to Connie Colton, Land Protection & Stewardship Coordinator, at ccolton@forestsociety.org. Please write "Land Protection Specialist Position" in the email subject line. The Forest Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 

Job Location:

Concord

Date Added: June 4, 2018

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