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Coast and Estuary Natural Area Manager — Columbia Land Trust

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Coast and Estuary Natural Area Manager — Columbia Land Trust

This position is based in Astoria, Oregon. The Natural Area Manager will be part of the 22-member Stewardship Team, which manages approximately 36,000 acres of conservation lands including natural areas, parks and open spaces, and private lands where the Land Trust holds legal agreements, including conservation easements. The primary purpose of the stewardship program is to maintain and enhance the conservation values of protected properties across the Land Trust’s region. Conservation lands are managed for multiple objectives, most often focused on ecological integrity, but also incorporates community values such as recreation, economic activity, and equitable access.

This natural area manager position will be responsible for the management of 22 stewardship units located along the lower Columbia River and the Long Beach Peninsula totaling approximately 3,700 acres, with sizes of each unit ranging from less than 5 acres to more than 600 acres. These conservation lands are ecologically diverse to include tidal floodplain and interdunal wetlands, riparian corridors, and associated uplands. The coast and estuary natural area manager will be involved directly with the Land Trust’s work in the lower Columbia River conserving and restoring intertidal wetland habitat, re-establishing native vegetation communities, and monitoring the success of these efforts in achieving restoration goals. The position will work in coordination with, and with the support of, other team members to ensure compliance with national Land Trust Alliance standards and practices and provide support to the Land Trust’s Land Protection and Advancement programs. Specific areas of work are described below.

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