Crow’s Nest Preserve
Natural Lands Trust manages nearly 20,000 acres of natural areas in the Philadelphia region, and protects lands using conservation easements and community planning. One of its preserves, Crow’s Nest Preserve, is 620 acres of protected lands along French Creek in Warwick Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Crow’s Nest has woods that are representative of piedmont flora; its meadows display native grasses and wildflowers, and several crop fields are farmed. Rustic walking trails wind along French Creek, through the woods and farm fields, and connect with the adjacent French Creek State Park, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Horse-Shoe Trail, and State Game Lands #43.
The Summer Intern in Land Stewardship will work directly with the Preserve Manager and have the opportunity to learn about the workings of a land trust, become familiar with local flora, and gain experience in land stewardship techniques. This is a hands-on position that will have, among others, the following duties: Land stewardship including invasive plant control, lawn and trail mowing, maintaining native plant gardens, and restoration of natural areas and hedgerows. Tools used in the course of the work (training will be provided) include: power string trimmers, brushcutters, hand and power saws, pruners, lawnmower, truck and tractor.
The summer intern will report to the Preserve Manager. The expected rate of pay is $10.50 per hour, 37.5 hours per week, for up to twelve weeks. A valid driver’s license and background check for working with kids is required. Housing is available.
To apply: Please submit a resume and letter of interest to the Human Resources Manager at the address below.
The Natural Lands Trust is a regional land trust dedicated to working with people to conserve land in the Delaware Valley and other nearby areas of environmental concern by acquiring and managing preserve properties, accepting conservation easements, and by encouraging and supporting land conservation efforts of landowners, communities, government agencies, and other non-profit organizations. Incorporated in 1961 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Natural Lands Trust is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Natural Lands Trust, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All decisions with respect to hiring are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry or disability. Decisions are made solely upon the basis of qualifications related to the requirements of the job.
Jeni Albany, Human Resources Manager