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UNH Extension Seeks Field Specialist, Community Conservation

This position is located in Extension’s Rockingham County office in Brentwood, N.H.

The Extension field specialist in community conservation for Rockingham County will implement University of New Hampshire (UNH) Cooperative Extension’s mission through the application of research-based knowledge and information from UNH, the nationwide land-grant system, and other sources of reputable research to ensure informed decision-making that strengthens youth, family and community, sustains natural resources, and improves the economy.

The field specialist develops, implements, monitors, evaluates and reports on county and regional (N.H. coastal watershed) support for land and community conservation, including technical land conservation assistance to local conservation commissions, land-use regulations in support of natural resource conservation, support of regional land conservation efforts, land stewardship, land conservation options and estate planning, conservation funding sources, and cost share programs. The field specialist also develops, implements, monitors, evaluates and reports on statewide programming in land and community conservation in one or more of these areas: land conservation best practices, conservation planning, land-use regulations, land stewardship and management, land conservation options and estate planning, and social marketing for natural resources. The field specialist provides leadership and collaboration in determining needs; establishing priorities; developing marketing; and implementing, evaluating and reporting on educational programs in an assigned Area of Expertise (AoE) in alignment with the natural resource program team’s vision and goals.

This work will be done both individually and in cooperation with UNH colleagues, land trusts, conservation organizations, natural resource professionals, communities, county advisory councils, state and federal agencies, and other partners. Audiences and clientele include primarily conservation commissioners, land trusts, conservation organizations, municipal/government staff, communities, natural resource professionals and volunteers, but may also include private landowners, youth and the general public.

For more information, visit UNH Extension Seeks a Field Specialist in Community Conservation | Extension

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