FRLT’s Land Stewardship Program entails the management, monitoring, and restoration of lands and
waters that FRLT has protected. The land stewardship program works on our conserved lands to
maintain, restore, and enhance land health and other publicly important conservation values like
historic buildings and cultural resources.
The Seasonal Land Steward works directly with and is supervised by the Land Stewardship Manager
to implement land stewardship activities within the Feather River Watershed (Sierra Valley, American
Valley, Indian Valley, Genesee Valley, Lake Almanor Basin, Mountain Meadows Region) to ensure the
conservation of preserves (Leonhardt Ranch Learning Landscape, Heart K Ranch, Olsen Barn Meadow,
and the Mountain Meadows Gateway Preserve) and other protected lands.
a. Mileage: Mileage will be paid for use of personal vehicle for job related activities. For this position
the reporting location will be considered the Heart K Ranch, in Genesee Valley. Travel to/from your
home to Heart K Ranch will not be covered. Travel while on duty from Heart K to FRLT properties will
be covered. A valid Driver’s license and proof of insurance is required.
b. Hours of Service: This seasonal position will be expected to be available to work on weekdays with
some weekends on an as-needed basis. Generally, the seasonal staff person will not be expected to
work over 40 hours per week. Overnight “spike camping” at remote work sites will occur four to five
weeks per season. A travel trailer or similar accommodation will be provided.
Land stewardship activities to be performed include
• Vegetation management on preserves
• Assisting with livestock operations
• Patrolling properties, filling out patrol logs
• General clean up on all preserves
• Building new fences and infrastructure
• Inspecting, maintaining, and cleaning inside and outside of structures
• Making notes of observed public uses and issues on preserves
• Removal of trip and fall hazards including antiquated range fences
• Assist with monitoring of conservation easements
• Use of GPS and digital camera, processing of data
• Responding to Incidents involving FRLT lands during regular business hours or after hours and
Seasonal Land Stewards may also be asked to assist with planned FRLT events:
• Act as a support person for planned events in the entire watershed
• Assist with land stewardship events on PG&E lands with local youth.
QUALIFICATIONS & ABILITIES:
The skills and attributes listed are guidelines. Your education and work experience (both paid and
volunteer) and life experience all contribute to your skills and competencies. If you meet 75% of the
qualifications listed, we encourage you to apply.
• Work experience in land management, construction, or natural resources field
• Ability to perform physically demanding work in outdoor settings
• Ability to work both in a team and independently
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
• Ability to operate power equipment (e.g., tractor, string trimmers, push mowers, ride on
mowers, side-by-sides, other equipment)
• Experience towing a trailer
• Small engine maintenance and repair
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Tactful in communications with the public
• Familiarity with GPS devices (Garmin, Avenza)
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, competence using computers (email, word processing
file organization) and comfort working within cloud-based systems
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
• Start Date: Mid-April
• Location: Based at Heart K Ranch, work throughout the Feather River Watershed
• Employment Classification: Non-Exempt hourly position, pay commensurate with experience
and based upon comparable salaries within the field for this position. This is not a remote
work position. Employees are expected to work at the assigned duty station five days per
• Hours: 40 hours per week; with occasional evenings and weekends. There is a potential for
the workweek to be modified seasonally to meet organizational needs.
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About Feather River Land Trust
Safeguarding the Sierra Nevada’s largest source of water
We protect critical headwaters and habitats for thousands of wildlife and plant species in the Feather River Watershed—a source of drinking water for 27 million Californians. Protecting what we love
in the Feather River Country
As a nationally accredited land trust, we’re experts in conserving lands forever. Since 2000, we've protected over 75,000 acres of ecologically and culturally important landscapes in the Feather River Watershed. Conserving a healthy watershed
Now and for future generations
Together with visionary landowners, we’re protecting priority private lands for fresh water, wildlife, working ranches, outdoor classrooms, and community spaces where people from all walks of life can cultivate a love of place.