Santa Lucia Conservancy
26700 Rancho San Carlos Rd.
Carmel, California 93923
Tel: (831) 626.8595
Fax: (831) 626.8522
The Santa Lucia Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit land trust incorporated in 1995 to conserve the ecological integrity of the protected lands within the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, CA. We are dedicated to advancing the art and science of conservation-compatible development through adaptive land management, conservation easement stewardship, ecological research, and environmental education programs.
The Conservancy actively manages the 18,000 acres of natural lands within the Preserve to protect and enhance their extraordinary ecological values. In addition, the Conservancy works with a variety of academic and environmental partners to conduct and promote ecological research that increases our understanding of the interactions between human communities and the natural environment. The Conservancy also provides free environmental educational programs to children from public and private schools and homeschooling families.
The Santa Lucia Conservancy is a member of the Land Trust Alliance and has adopted the Land Trust Standards and Practices to guide its operations.
To learn more our organization and our work, please visit About Us.
Senior Scientist - Conservation Biology. The Santa Lucia Conservancy is a non-profit land trust dedicated to conserving, managing and restoring the ecological health and biodiversity of a unique 18,000 acre natural preserve located in the Carmel Valley region of Monterey County, CA. We are seeking a passionate, skilled and articulate conservation biologist or landscape ecologist with experience developing and implementing research projects focused on guiding land management and restoration efforts, analyzing long-term spatial datasets, and publishing and presenting findings. This senior level biologist is responsible for scientific endeavors essential to guiding, assessing and adapting the Conservancy’s land stewardship, ecological restoration and sensitive species conservation efforts, and occasionally assists directly with land management activities. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Land Stewardship, Conservancy staff and academic partners, the Conservation Biologist conducts field research, manages contracts, proactively builds partnerships and collaborates with other institutions, and is comfortable communicating with a variety of audiences, including, but not limited to scientists, volunteers, and the general public. Experience with Mediterranean grasslands, conservation grazing and/or avian research and banding is preferred.