Land Steward at Faville Grove Sanctuary – Madison Audubon

The Faville Grove Sanctuary restoration ecologist/land steward is responsible for continuing the excellence in habitat restoration and management. The land steward is appointed by the executive director of Madison Audubon and reports to the volunteer sanctuary co-managers to plan and implement all sanctuary management and outreach activities. As a required condition and benefit of employment, the land steward lives on-site in the sanctuary’s Prairie Lane residence with all rent, utilities, and internet paid by Madison Audubon. This is a hands-on, year-round position that works closely with the volunteer sanctuary managers to plan, engage in and monitor all sanctuary activities and uses. This includes preparing land management plans; conducting prescribed burns; controlling invasive species; preparing and applying herbicides; cutting brush; chain sawing; seed collecting, cleaning and planting; supervising summer restoration ecology interns, short-term assistants and contractors; reaching out to the community and coordinating volunteers.

Madison Audubon is a leading conservation organization in the Midwest and an accredited land trust that owns and manages more than 2,000 acres of restored conservation land in southern Wisconsin. Faville Grove Sanctuary, established in 1998, encompasses 1,000 acres of biologically diverse remnant and restored natural communities, including prairies ranging from wet-mesic to dry, savannas, woodlands, and wetlands from tamarack bogs to fens to open water, as well as unrestored farmland and old fields. For more information about this position, please visit the Madison Audubon website.

Interested applicants may email a letter of application and resume (single PDF, with filename LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.pdf) to Matt Reetz, Executive Director, at Please express your interest and relevant work, academic, or volunteer experiences and skills. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by Monday, August 14, 2023, but the position will remain open until filled.

ORGANIZATION: Madison Audubon

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 14, 2023 or until filled