The Nature Trust of British Columbia is a leading non-profit land conservation organization dedicated to protecting critical habitat for wildlife, fish, and plants in BC. Since 1971, we have secured over 180,000 acres of ecologically significant land.

The Nature Trust of British Columbia (NTBC) is looking for Crew Members who will assist in a variety of land management activities with the West Coast Conservation Land Management Program. Crew Members will report to the West Coast Field Operations Technician and work as a coordinated team to complete the annual work plan.

This is a full-time contract position based in Nanaimo, B.C.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Property inspections on conservation lands that may include wildlife and habitat inventory, GPS and mapping functions (e.g. ArcGIS Field Maps), reporting of land management issues and/or illegal activities, and inventory of signage and other property infrastructure.
  • Replacement/repair of signage and infrastructure.
  • Assessment and repair of boundary fence lines.
  • Removal of invasive plants and replanting of native vegetation.
  • Litter/trash clean up and removal.
  • Contribute to environmental assessments and monitoring of the ecological condition of properties.
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of volunteer work events on conservation properties.
  • Work on specific projects requiring additional support (e.g. wetland enhancement, wildlife tree monitoring, access management initiatives, soil collection/analysis, etc.)
  • Represent and promote NTBC and land conservation efforts in a respectful and professional manner.

Skills, Abilities, and Qualifications

  • Education (enrolled or recent graduate) relevant to the environmental sector (environmental studies, biology, forestry, ecological restoration, resource management, etc.).
  • Related paid or volunteer experience working outdoors in the environmental field.
  • Knowledge and passion for the natural environment in B.C.
  • Self-motivated, with a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn.
  • Physical fitness to handle an active summer of work on your feet, in variable weather conditions with some heavy lifting.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively in a team-based work environment.
  • Willingness to occasionally work remotely for several days at a time, which may include camping.
  • Comfortable with various hand and power tools, and operating a pickup truck.
  • Possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License (or equivalent) and is willing to submit a driver’s abstract.
  • Must be legally allowed to work in Canada.

Job Location

The position will be based in our Nanaimo office located within the Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship building. Note: this position requires frequent travel throughout Vancouver Island, Central Coast, and Haida Gwaii.

What we offer

  • Work Term: May 29, 2024, to August 30, 2024 (with possibility of extension).
  • 37.5hrs/week, 7.5 hour days (Monday-Friday).
  • $20-21 per hour (commensurate with experience), plus 4% vacation pay.

Please submit your résumé and cover letter by 4:30pm (PST) May 8, 2024 to Shawn Lukas, Land Management & Major Project Coordinator. In your letter, please address how you meet the qualifications identified above.

The Nature Trust of BC is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of BC. We encourage applications from underrepresented communities including racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons identifying as 2SLGBTQIA+, and all those who contribute to a diverse society.

Thank you for your interest. Only those short-listed for the position will be contacted.