Land Steward (Spanish/English Bilingual Preferred)

Urban Ecology Center

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $39,252 to $42,124
Deadline Oct 31, 2023
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Position Summary:  As the Land Steward at Menomonee Valley, you will manage the habitat quality, biodiversity, and recreation of 24 acres of brown field natural area within the Menomonee Valley Three Bridges Park branch managed lands.  You will also maintain the Urban Ecology Center’s building gardens and engage the community in land stewardship efforts. Position responsibilities are listed below.  Follow this link for full job description and to apply.



  • Create, revise, and implement standard operating procedures and best management practices to meet management plan objectives for Three Bridges Park.
  • Create annual budgets, goals, and task-lists for the land stewardship team at Menomonee Valley.
  • Monitor and manage invasive species using best available science and management practices.
  • Plant native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants to improve biodiversity and habitat quality.
  • Design, perform, and analyze vegetation surveys.
  • Collect and propagate native seed from natural areas within a 100-mile radius to raise the biodiversity of native plants within the park.
  • Track, prioritize, and mitigate erosion within Three Bridges Park and the surrounding foot trail system.
  • Maintain native gardens and swales around the building and parking lot.
  • Write annual reports of all land stewardship activities to be shared with Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee and general public.
  • Collaborate with Manager of Land Stewardship and Development staff to report stewardship activities to raise funds for operations.
  • Participate in yearly native plant sale at Menomonee Valley branch. 
  • Maintain hand tools and equipment.
  • Follow safety protocol for all procedures.
  • Participate as a crew member for prescribed burns with Urban Ecology Center.
  • Assist with daily operations of the Center, as needed.


  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the land stewardship work at Menomonee Valley.
  • Lead volunteers to implement the organization’s goals for the natural areas that the UEC manages.
  • Mentor Assistant Land Steward and High School Outdoor Leaders in best management practices for land stewardship tasks.
  • Hire and supervises Land Stewardship Interns and limited-term staff.
  • Communicate and work closely with facilities, volunteer coordinator, and community science staff.
  • Coordinate and communicate with volunteer service groups.


  • Write plant or ecology blogs and articles for the UEC website.
  • Teach yearly classes or workshops (ie: botany walks, plant physiology and tree identification) to fulfill mission reach.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with community members, dog walkers, park users, and volunteers as an ambassador for ecological restoration within the city.
  • Be available two Saturdays per quarter to lead a volunteer group activity.  You may be asked to lead a group at a different branch than your assigned location

Apply directly on our website by following the link here.

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Category General / Stewardship
Tags Nature Center