WANTED: Ecological Restoration Specialist for greenway non-profit (WA)

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is hiring a Restoration Specialist. The Restoration Specialist works directly with the Restoration Project Coordinator and other Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust staff to support ongoing restoration site maintenance, to manage the Greenway Trust’s native plant nursery and to lead volunteer restoration events.

The primary responsibility of the Restoration Specialist is to ensure the long-term maintenance of the 50+ restoration sites the Greenway Trust currently manages. The Restoration Specialist will work with conservation corps crews, volunteers and contractors to complete site maintenance. Additionally, the Restoration Specialist completes project reporting (maintenance and mitigation) for these sites. This position is ideal for an outgoing, energetic, highly organized individual with a passion for the outdoors and experience coordinating field activities.

The Restoration Specialist is an integral part of the Greenway Trust’s Stewardship Program. This dynamic program assists land managers in enhancing and maintaining natural lands throughout the Mountains to Sound Greenway.

ABOUT THE STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM: The Greenway Trust Stewardship Program provides long-term stewardship of public and private land in the Mountains to Sound Greenway, which includes over 900,000 acres of public lands from Seattle to Central Washington. This program works on federal, state, county and city lands completing tree plantings, invasive plant removal, riparian restoration, forest road removal, trail maintenance and construction, and a host of other stewardship activities. The involvement and education of thousands of volunteers yearly is a major component of the program.

ABOUT THE MOUNTAINS TO SOUND GREENWAY TRUST: The Mountains to Sound Greenway is the 1.5 million-acre landscape connecting Puget Sound and central Washington. The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the Greenway, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature. Founded in 1991, the Greenway Trust works to promote public land acquisitions, connect a continuous regional trail system, preserve rural lifestyles, teach people of all ages about forests and wildlife, and mobilize thousands of volunteers to care for the landscape. The Greenway Trust is leading a bipartisan campaign to have the U.S. Congress designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area.

Salary range: $35,000 – 38,000/year
Start date: May 10, 2016

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See Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust website.

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