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Seasonal Youth Intern Opportunity Positions ~8wks

Seasonal Land Steward Employment Opportunity Position 

Ozaukee Washington Land Trust & River Revitalization Foundation (Land Trust) are non-profit environmental conservation organizations that focus on conserving the water resources, natural areas, and working lands of Southeast Wisconsin for the benefit of all. We aim to conserve the regional lands and waters to protect nature, provide wildlife habitat, and support community well-being.


The organizations own and actively manage over 36 nature preserves in Ozaukee, Washington, and Milwaukee counties. We believe all people should have access to the outdoors and the opportunity to become a steward of our shared natural resources. We offer public access for the purpose of providing connections to nature through stewardship activities and nature-based recreation in the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic River watersheds, as well as the Lake Michigan watershed.

We are seeking a passionate individual to assist with the stewardship, maintenance, and restoration of our nature preserves. Qualified individuals will demonstrate an enthusiasm to learn and grow skills related to ecological conservation. Utilizing sustainable management techniques and strong initiative, Land Stewards can look forward to getting their hands dirty restoring beautiful forests, prairies, wetlands, and other natural areas within Ozaukee, Washington, and Milwaukee Counties. Based primarily in the field, Land Stewards will work closely with OWLT/RRF staff and volunteers to control invasive species, plant native trees/shrubs, conduct prescribed fires, and maintain and improve trails, infrastructure, and access points. Land stewards will be expected to work in a variety of outdoor conditions and terrain.  

The Land Steward position offers exposure to a variety of restoration techniques and the opportunity to work closely with some of the best conservation professionals in Wisconsin. Many past Land Stewards have launched careers in conservation, including three of our full-time team members. 

OWLT/RRF leadership and staff are committed to honoring diverse experiences, perspectives, and unique identities while fostering work environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming. The Land Trust does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability in any of its policies or programs. 

Classification:     Seasonal full-time position (On average 35+ hours/week),

Supervisor:         Stewardship Coordinator

Supervises:         Supervision of volunteers (all ages) is required

Duration:            April-December

Compensation: $15/hour, paid holidays, gear stipend, and accruing PTO

Position:             1 Land Steward, 95% field, 5% office

Work Week:      Weather dependent Monday – Friday, one weekend day per month required

To Apply:            Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references with current contact information to:

Position open until filled, Land Trust staff will evaluate applications as they are received.

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