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Hiring: Farmland Protection Director

The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is now hiring for a Farmland Protection Director. The person in this position works to advance the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy’s Farmland Protection Program — creating and implementing an annual work plan for the program, conducting landowner outreach, working with partner organizations, and completing conservation easements on key farms.  Please see full job …

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Hiring: Connecting People with Land Program Associate

The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) is now hiring for a “Connecting People with Land Program Associate.” This Program Associate works collaboratively with the Associate Director and other staff to: Plan, arrange, and oversee improvements at SAHC’s Community Farm events venue and nature preserves; manage these properties for listing as short-term vacation rentals, weddings and …

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Join Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Next Generation Advisory Council

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has open positions on its Next Generation Advisory Council and is accepting applications until June 10.  The NextGen annual meeting is this August (3-6) in Maine! This supported trip consists of hikes, workshops, orientation/onboarding, and meeting about projects and programs NextGen will work on. The Next Generation Advisory Council (NextGen) empowers, engages, …

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Hiring: 2017-2018 AmeriCorps Project Conserve

AmeriCorps Project Conserve is currently accepting applications for 2017-2018 service year members. These dedicated individuals will fill 34 full-time positions serving critical conservation needs of western North Carolina. Each member will serve 1700 hours during an 11 month term, from September 2017 through July 2018. Members connect people with nature and enhance quality of life through …

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Hiring: Conservation Trust for North Carolina’s Diversity and Equity Director

Diversity & Equity Director The Conservation Trust for North Carolina seeks a Diversity & Equity Director to lead efforts to develop, define, assess, and cultivate diversity and inclusion for the organization. The DE director works with the staff diversity and equity team and the Board Diversity & Equity committee to identify and implement strategies for …

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NPR On Point interview with Rahawa Haile: Black Bodies, Green Spaces

When a young African-American woman headed out solo along the Appalachian Trail, she learned a lot about the politics of race in the great outdoors… “Every year, the Appalachian Trail calls a new crop of hikers, drawn to its grand sweep – 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine. If that’s you this year, you know …

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Outdoors Magazine Article: Going It Alone by Rahawa Haile

What happens when an African American woman decides to solo-hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine during a summer of bitter political upheaval? Everything you can imagine, from scary moments of racism to new friendships to soaring epiphanies about the timeless value of America’s most storied trekking route. “…It will be several months before …

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Hiring: Asheville Greenworks Youth Environmental Leadership Program Assistant Supervisor

Youth Environmental Leadership Program Assistant Supervisor Deadline for Applying April 30th Submit Resume to dewanna@ashevillegreenworks.org SCOPE: This is a temporary full-time, non-exempt, 30-40 hours weekly position starting May 28, 2017 – August 18, 2017. The Assistant Supervisor for the Youth Environmental Leadership Program (YELP) reports to the Community Engagement Coordinator and is responsible for overseeing …

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Dr. Carolyn Finney visits UNC Asheville

On Thursday, March 30, Dr. Carolyn Finney, author of “Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship Between African-Americans to the Great Outdoors,” spoke to a crowd of approximately 250 in the Humanities Lecture Hall at UNC Asheville. Her presentation, “Radical Presence: Black Faces, White Spaces and other stories of possibility” ranged from lively personal anecdotes to provocative discourse …

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