Restoration Ecologist

Natural Land Institute Published: April 15, 2019
Rockford, Illinois
Job Type
Natural Resources/ Restoration / Scientific /

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~ For 60 years, the Natural Land Institute (NLI) has helped residents of northern Illinois conserve the land they cherish. We are one of the oldest private conservation groups in the Midwest. ~

We are a member supported, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving land and natural diversity for future generations. Since 1958, NLI has protected, managed, and restored more than 17,300 acres throughout Illinois and southern Wisconsin. These include prairies, forests, wetlands, and river corridors.

Serving as a regional land trust, the Institute accepts donations of properties, buys lands, manages natural areas, and helps landowners establish legal agreements that permanently limit harmful use and development.

Position Overview

The Restoration Ecologist will assist the Director of Stewardship with managing NLI’s preserves, developing the conservation easement stewardship program, developing management plans and growing the volunteer land management initiatives on lands owned by the Natural Land Institute primarily in northwest Illinois. Candidates with a degree in Natural Resource Management, Biological Sciences or equivalent are preferred.

Full job description is available here.

To Apply

Please click here to email your cover letter, resume and three references to the attention of Zach Grycan, Director of Stewardship no later than May 20, 2019.

~ NLI is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. ~

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