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Conserving wildlife habitat, agricultural and forest lands, scenic open space, wetlands, and shorelines for the benefit of our community and as a legacy for future generations.

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Positions with Skagit Land Trust

Thank you for your interest in being part of Skagit Land Trust. Below are our current and on-going positions.

Conservation Project Manager

The Conservation Project Manager will work with a team to implement Skagit Land Trust's Conservation Strategy. The Manager will identify important properties to protect, negotiate transactions with landowners, oversee real estate activities, represent the Trust in collaborations with partners, seek and write conservation project grants, and manage contracts. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of individuals are very important, including rural/urban landowners, government agencies, contractors, Trust supporters, legal counsel, volunteers and land trust staff and board. Real estate or legal/paralegal experience, and a strong interest in conservation are highly desired, but all life experiences will be considered.

Click here to see the full job description and how to apply.

Volunteer Land Steward

Are you interested in helping to protect and care for a special place in the Skagit? The Skagit Land Trust is always seeking volunteers for our Land Stewards program!

Volunteer land stewards are vital to insuring preservation of the outstanding values for which the property was acquired. Effective stewardship requires a long-term commitment to the land, which can be best achieved when an individual adopts a property and provides stewardship for successive years.

Skagit Land Trust Land Steward Dick Raisler installs a property sign. Photograph credit: Skagit Land Trust staff.

As a volunteer land steward, you can adopt one of Skagit Land Trust's properties and provide stewardship over a long period of time. As eyes and ears for the Trust, Land Stewards:

  • visit 'their' property at least quarterly to see what has been happening in their absence;
  • periodically take photographs at designated points to document changes;
  • perform minor maintenance on the property, remove invasive plants, talk to neighbors, initiate investigations of encroachments;
  • report findings to the Trust staff.

Click here to find out more about our current land stewards and for the land steward and land steward aide application materials.

Contact us for more details about the Land Steward program at volunteer@skagitlandtrust.org.

Thank you for your interest!

If you'd like to be involved with local land conservation, we are always seeking volunteers to help with land stewardship, commitee service, event planning, and office assistance. Visit our Volunteer Page to learn more and sign up for our newsletter.