The Downeast Salmon Federation, based in Columbia Falls, Maine, is seeking a director for its land conservation program, the Downeast Rivers Land Trust. DRLT is a program within the Downeast Salmon Federation and the director will report to DSF’s executive director.
For thirty-five years, DSF has been working to restore the Atlantic salmon and other sea-run fish to the rivers and streams of eastern Maine. In 2000, we established a land trust to protect riparian lands that were essential to salmon habitat and watershed health. To date, DSF has protected 2,900 acres and 23 miles of lake and river frontage in Washington County.
Eastern Maine’s five major rivers are among the healthiest and wildest remaining on the eastern seaboard. They drain a vast (1.4 million acres) forest that has and continues to be logged, but otherwise is undeveloped and in many places reaches all the way to the sea.
The rivers, the forest, and the coastal marine environment host rich and varied populations of fish, birds, and wildlife. There are few places on either coast as rugged, wild, and beautiful as Downeast Maine.
DSF has an extraordinary opportunity to protect these rivers in their semi-wild state. The new director of our land trust will spearhead this effort.
Start date: September 1, 2016
Application close date: July 15 (or until position is filled).