The Eastern Oregon stewardship assistant is a seasonal position starting March 25th and ending September 20th, 2024. The stewardship assistant will spend time in two Oregon geographies as a member of teams that perform operations, maintenance, and monitoring of two important conservation sites in Oregon. At both locations, the stewardship assistant will conduct general preserve stewardship duties in support of priority projects.
Columbia Basin Program
From March 25th to June 14th, 2024, the stewardship assistant performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance, and monitoring primarily at the Boardman Conservation Area (BCA) near Boardman, Oregon. The BCA is a 23,000-acre grassland and shrub-steppe property managed by TNC to provide habitat for sensitive species. The primary objective at the BCA is to protect and improve native
plant communities and their associated wildlife species. The stewardship assistant will conduct stewardship duties at the BCA as well as other preserves in north-central Oregon. The position requires living in shared housing provided free of charge by TNC in Ione, a small rural town in Oregon.
Sycan Marsh Preserve
From June 17th to September 20th, 2024, the stewardship assistant performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management at Sycan Marsh Preserve, south of Silver Lake, Oregon. Sycan Marsh Preserve is a 30,000-acre mile-high verdant wetland in the Upper Klamath Basin surrounded by dry-pine forested hillsides. The ‘Wild and Scenic’ Sycan River flows through the heart of the preserve. Due to the remote nature of the Sycan Marsh Preserve, the position requires living in housing provided free of charge by TNC onsite. The housing is in an off-grid field station.