Conservation Coordinator

DESCRIPTION: 

Help sustain the vitality of one of the metropolitan area's largest membership and volunteer outdoor organizations by assisting in its mission of conserving trail lands in our region.

With a membership of 10,000 individuals and 100 organizations, the Trail Conference has a combined membership of over 100,000 active, outdoor-loving people.

The Conservation and Advocacy Committee of the Trail Conference oversees the safeguarding of trails from encroaching development and ensures that trail linkages are maintained and expanded. We do this through landowner outreach, monitoring of property ownership, and monitoring of real estate development in the vicinity of trails.

NECESSARY SKILLS and QUALIFICATIONS: 
We will match your skills, qualifications, and interests to the projects on hand. Typical skills needed are:
  • Interest in working to safeguard access to trails that cross privately-owned land.
  • Ability to do computer-based research and data entry.
  • Comfortable interacting with a diverse group of private landowners and public officials.
  • Ability to work with other volunteers and Trail Conference staff.
RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES: 
  • Interact with private landowners whose lands are crossed by Trail Conference trails.
  • Maintain a list of landowners whose property is crossed by Trail Conference trails, and
  • Assist the Conservation and Advocacy Committee to safeguard trail linkages and promote the viability of long-distance trails in our region.
Training: 
As required, on the job.
Commitment Type: 
On-going
TIME COMMITMENT: 
3 to 5 hours each week
Location Type: 
Off Trail
Oversight: 
Conservation and Advocacy Chair
Age Requirements: 
18 and older
Committee: 
Conservation and Advocacy