Assist with landscaping and restoration activities including mowing, weed trimming and removal and treatment of invasive species, including monitoring invasive plant removal by goats and sheep (minimal or no direct contact with animals). Assist with property baseline and monitoring reports at our preserves. Familiarity with handheld GPS units and the Forest Service iTree software a plus. Assist with maintenance and events at the Community Garden. Applicants should have enthusiasm for the outdoors and the ability to work in typical weather conditions. This position will be entirely outdoors and will begin in mid-April (preferable) or mid-May (latest).
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The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is an accredited, non-profit, member-supported land conservation organization founded in July 1981. Preserving land is the heart of our work ensuring a plentiful supply of safe, clean drinking water, productive land for agriculture, sustainable land for wildlife and forests to thrive, and neighborhood parks and natural areas for people to walk, play, and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The Land Conservancy has been assisting landowners for more than 30 years to preserve their land, and has preserved more than 24,000 acres. Our office is located at WildAcres Preserve in Montville Township, Morris County, New Jersey.
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey: Internship Program
The Land Conservancy prides itself on the high quality, high caliber student that works with our staff on planning, acquisition and stewardship projects. For over 15 years we have worked with students with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Our interns are bright, passionate, engaging individuals focused on the environment and making our landscape sustainable and protected for future generations. Interns who have worked with our staff have gone on to leadership roles across the country working with state land preservation agencies, county planning departments, and private consulting firms designing greenways, neighborhood improvement projects, and master plans.
Since 2000 we have hired over 85 interns, from institutions throughout the country and from a diversity of majors; all with an enthusiasm for the outdoors and land conservation.