Executive Director- Five Valleys Land TrustJob Type(s): Executive
Deadline: February 11, 2019 12:00 am
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Five Valleys Land Trust (Five Valleys) is a nationally accredited, private, community-based non-profit corporation whose staff, community, donors and volunteers work hard to protect the landscape and culture of western Montana. Five Valleys’ mission is , “To protect for future generations western Montana’s natural legacy –our river corridors, wildlife habitat, agricultural lands, and community open spaces.” Using creative and sometimes complex solutions, Five Valleys works collaboratively with private landowners , communities, public agencies and other organizations to ensure that western Montana conserves the natural resources and traditional livelihoods that have sustained us in the past and continue to enhance our quality of life today. Five Valleys fosters and reflects a strong land ethic and encourages state-of-the-art management practices through land conservation and stewardship educational programs. The Executive Director leads a staff of eleven full and part time employees. An 18- member Board of Directors supports the organization. An annual budget, in excess of $1 million dollars, sustains the work.
The tools of the trade for Five Valleys are conservation easements, conservation servitudes, fee ownership of lands, facilitation of public land acquisitions, and on-the-ground stewardship assistance that improves the health and vitality of the land. Since becoming a land trust in 1989, Five Valleys has accepted easements conserving over 70,000 acres of land and has played a central role in the] protection of over 14,000 additional acres of wildlife habitat and prized public recreational lands. In total, Five Valleys has helped conserve nearly 85,000 acres of precious western Montana landscape.
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of Five Valleys and is responsible for the successful management, administration, and coordination of all programs and activities of Five Valleys and its staff.