Local recruitment: Trails Steward

Friends of Buford Park & Mt Pisgah

Eugene, OR, USA

Are you passionate about outdoor recreation and natural areas conservation? Would you consider yourself to be an outdoor junkie? Are you an action oriented, self starter who is looking for a position in natural areas management? Does working for a stewardship organization building & maintaining trails, curating interpretative & wayfinding materials, and nurturing a sense of place interest you?  If so, the Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah (Friends) invite you to grow with us as we look to hire our next Trails Steward.

Based in Eugene, Oregon, the Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah (Friends) nurture and restore our connection to nature. We collaborate with partner agencies to protect land, improve trails, restore ecosystem services, and stewardrare habitats across 4700 acres. In service of this enterprise we operate a native plant materials program. We are a grass roots, volunteer powered non-profit organization. Friends is a Rivers to Ridges Partnership partner and member of the Upper Willamette Stewardship Network.

Friends is an ally for equitable access to public resources and aspires to be an inclusive organization whose staff, volunteers, and membership are representative of the diversity in our community. We encourage applications from all groups of people. We recognize that the strength of the Friends is in our people, and we believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Friends does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices, and our commitment to equal employment opportunity applies to every aspect of the employment relationship.


Land Stewards are assigned to one of three Stewardship Program areas: Floodplains, Trails, and Uplands. They collaborate with, lead, and supervise interns as well as volunteers to accomplish tasks. They assist with implementation of restoration prescriptions and fee for service objectives as assigned.

The Trails Steward is charged with the maintenance and improvement of the 25+ mile equestrian and hiking trail system within Buford Park as well as other terrestrial and water trail corridors within other parts of the Greater Mount Pisgah Area. They manage vegetation adjacent to trails as specified in the Habitat Management Plan. They work closely with the Friends Trails Committee and Partners to design, plan, and implement a diversity of projects annually. They collaborate with the Intern & Volunteer Coordinator to host work parties and supervise volunteers in the field. They coordinate with the Lead Land Steward to schedule land stewards to assist with specific tasks. They supervise contractors and seasonal employees to accomplish assigned project elements.




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