There may be a place for you on the Land Conservancy team.

We are conservationists, scientists, planners, lawyers, communicators, and businesspeople. We have come to care about our land from a variety of backgrounds: urban and rural, conservative and progressive. And we enthusiastically embrace the protection of land as our driving passion, our uniting element, our future.


Western Reserve Land Conservancy is a unique group of people from an impressive and diverse blend of backgrounds. A steadfast and passionate commitment to protecting land for the long-lasting health of our regional community is a must.


Opportunities at the Land Conservancy include: field office positions, development and fundraising, urban revitalization, stewardship, conservation planning, project management, public funding and shared services.


We are always looking for talented people to help advance our mission.  If you're interested in a career with us, please contact us at   


Current openings:


Urban Forestry & Natural Resources Project Manager  


Position Summary:

The Urban Forestry & Natural Resources Project Manager is responsible for forestry related activities that complement the strengths offered by various Land Conservancy programs. To accomplish this, the Urban Forestry & Natural Resources Project Manager manages the full range of activities required to implement targeted projects. Examples of projects include urban reforestation, stream restoration and land management. This requires setting goals, establishing timelines and budgets, collaborating with partners, coordinating activities across teams, and tracking progress and results. In addition to project management, the Urban Forestry & Natural Resources Project Manager will assist in grant writing, preparing reports, and maintaining accurate records across multiple projects. The Urban Forestry & Natural Resources Project Manager is a member of the land protection team and Thriving Communities staff and collaborates closely with partnering organizations. Demonstrated commitment to the Land Conservancy’s mission is essential.


Essential Functions & Experience:

    -- Knowledge of urban forestry, local environmental issues and regional needs;
  • -- Arboriculture: Experience in site selection, planting, trimming/removal, pest/disease identification, fertilization, and watering of trees;
  • -- Experience working with watershed groups and other partners on land management and stream restoration activities; 
  • -- Familiarity working with Urban Tree Canopy Assessment data and Tree Master Plans;
  • -- Comfortable working in diverse socio-economic conditions;
  • -- Experience with grant/proposal writing and ability to connect with foundations, and key stakeholders, as well as corporate, philanthropic and public funding sources;
  • -- Experience managing volunteer projects;
  • -- Ability to coordinate and implement educational outreach efforts;
  • -- Experience working with a wide variety of partners, including community residents, municipal officials, and private and non-profit professionals;
  • -- Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently;
  • -- Big picture thinker with ability to sort, manage and prioritize details;
  • -- Outstanding communications skills, both written and verbal;
  • -- Experience working with GIS;
  • -- Willingness to work nights and weekends.

Required Education:

Must have 5+ years’ work experience in forestry, urban forestry, natural resources or conservation. Bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited college in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Environmental Science or Natural Resources required. ISA Certified Arborist required; ISA Certified Municipal Arborist strongly preferred.


Interested Applicants:

Email cover letter and resume to by August 1, 2014.



Thank you for your interest in Western Reserve Land Conservancy and for creating healthy habitats and healthy communities throughout our region!