Maintenance/Land Steward

The Land Steward will assist with trail maintenance, restoration projects, vegetation management, equipment maintenance, and yearly easement inspections. This is a position of the maintenance department, in addition to maintenance team task, this position is dedicated to restoring and protecting the long-term ecological resilience of our property. The Land Steward reports to the Maintenance Supervisor.

Land Stewardship Functions

  • Work with Maintenance Supervisor to develop and implement long-term land management plan and short-term land work plans in accordance with the conservation easement
  • Invasive species management which may include hand pulling, mechanical treatment, and/or chemical treatment
  • Manage forest trees in accordance with conservation best practices and easement requirements
  • Update and maintain easement records with field work data and findings
  • Baseline inventory data collection and native plant restoration
  • Attend annual monitoring of conservation easement with Glacial Lakes Conservancy

Maintenance Functions

  • Assists with preventive facility maintenance including maintenance of boilers, refrigerators, freezers, plumbing and sprinkler systems.
  • Assists with repair and maintain various types of machinery used to maintain building systems and properties.
  • Operates and maintains snow removal and grounds-keeping equipment (i.e., snowplow, snow blower, lawnmowers, chainsaws. etc.)
  • Available to take on-call duty as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by maintenance supervisor.

Restoration skills

  • Local botanical knowledge and plant ID experience with native and invasive species
  • Experience identifying and managing invasive species in an ecosystem similar to the Niagara Escarpment
  • Experience with trail management and maintenance.

Technology Skills

  • Proficient with GIS and mapping applications (ESRI/ArcGIS)
  • Proficiency with apps for data collection, mapping, and land management (iNaturalist, Avenza, and iMapInvasives).

Work Environment

This full-time position is approximately 95% field/maintenance work and 5% office work.


  • A strong interest in conservation and environmental protection of critical land and water resources.
  • Ability and strong interest in working in a variety of outdoor environments, including navigating rugged terrain in all weather conditions.
  • Experience, background, or education in conservation or ecology.

Please send cover letter and resume by May 30 to: 320 Co Rd K, Fond du Lac, WI 54937.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement


  • 8 hour shift
  • On call
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Fond du Lac, WI 54937: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Maintenance: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: In person

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