🔗Conservation and Easements Manager
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Since 1967, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy has served as an educational center and leading advocate for the history, architecture, and open space of Chestnut Hill and surrounding communities in the Wissahickon Watershed. Through programs, exhibits, tours, and our Archives, CH Conservancy is dedicated to preserving and interpreting our region’s heritage and environment. Under our Easement Program, in partnership with Friends of the Wissahickon, CH Conservancy holds 52 easements protecting in perpetuity 21 historical facades and over 103 privately-owned acres in the Wissahickon watershed. See more at: www.CHConservancy.org
The Conservation and Easements Manager works closely with
the Conservancy’s Executive Director; the Conservation and Easements Committee (CE
Committee); dedicated legal counsel; and preservation, sustainability, and
conservation experts to oversee all aspects of the Conservation and Easements
program. The major responsibilities of this position are outlined below and include
the cultivation and creation of new easements; annual monitoring of properties with
CH Conservancy easements for compliance; support of eased-property owners;
promoting conservation, sustainability, and preservation best practices; and program
administration – all as key members of a strong community-based nonprofit team.
Under the Conservation and Easements program, operated by the Conservancy in
partnership with Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW), the Conservancy currently holds
52 conservation and preservation easements across over 105 acres of the
Wissahickon watershed in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties. FOW’s mission is
focused on Wissahickon Valley Park, which is severely degraded by stormwater
runoff. CH Conservancy’s easement program works to conserve the privately-owned
the land surrounding the Park that is responsible for much of the damaging stormwater.
CH Conservancy is an unusual land trust – at the forefront of a growing movement to
integrate land conservation with the preservation of historic architecture, archival
resources, and sustainable practices. We are the first urban-focused land trust in the
nation to have earned accreditation, which we still proudly maintain.