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Conservation Program Manager

Posted: 07/10/2021

Wallowa Land Trust is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Enterprise, Oregon. Formed in 2004, our mission is to protect the rural nature of Wallowa County by working cooperatively with private landowners, Indigenous people, local communities and governmental entities to conserve land. We are nationally accredited and use voluntary, non-regulatory tools to conserve natural areas, wildlife habitat and working lands in Wallowa County for present and future generations.
Our land trust is dedicated to a future where:

  • Our diverse communities respect and honor one another and are united over a shared land ethic.
  • Natural ecosystems together with farms, ranches, and working forests flourish and support a healthy population of humans, plants, fish, and wildlife.
  • Our lands and organization are healthy, resilient, and managed to meet diverse needs.
Position Summary
The Conservation Program Manager oversees and manages WLT’s land acquisition and stewardship projects. This includes implementing WLT’s Conservation Plan, developing conservation strategies and landowner contacts, negotiating conservation easements and fee title transactions, managing stewardship and compliance monitoring on land acquisitions, engaging with tribes and Native people on conservation projects, and fundraising to support conservation projects. This fulltime position requires 40 hours per week with travel and occasional evening and weekend hours. The Conservation Program Manager reports to the Executive Director.

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