Land Steward needed at Niobrara Valley Preserve in Johnstown, Nebraska

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The Nature Conservancy ~ Niobrara Valley Preserve

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Johnstown, NE
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Full Time
$22-$25 per hour
Date Posted
November 24, 2023
Housing Offered
0-2 yrs

Niobrara Valley Preserve Land Steward – Job ID 54210

Location: Niobrara Valley Preserve – 42269 Morel Road, Johnstown, NE 69214

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Conservation program in Nebraska as a Land Steward.

The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve is one of the largest TNC preserves in the U.S., and a model for grassland management using bison, cattle, and fire. It encompasses majestic pine-clad canyons, extensive grasslands, and a 25-mile stretch of the Niobrara River. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the preserve year-round, including the bison herd grazing in the vast open prairie.

The Conservation Practitioner IV (land steward) performs and participates in preserve operations including the maintenance, management, development and coordination of conservation and land management programs. The CPIV maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public, removes exotic species and/or monitors and researches species, maintains tools and equipment, operates heavy machinery, and oversees bison and cattle grazing infrastructure such as water and fencing. The CPIV may oversee technicians and volunteers to accomplish conservation programs and preserve maintenance. May assist with outreach and education events on and off the preserve. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

Want to help save the planet? Through the efforts of The Nature Conservancy, 56,000 acres in at the Niobrara Valley Preserve have been preserved for people and nature. From the rivers to the plains the Nebraska Chapter is dedicated to conserving the natural resources that make Nebraska unique. This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization!

The Land Steward position at NVP is an hourly position (35 hours a week – TNC standard work week) with an hourly range of $22 – $25 per hour.

Guided by science, The Nature Conservancy’s Nebraska Chapter creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. We’re looking for someone who is a passionate, motivated problem-solver. Come join TNC and apply today!


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