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The Adirondack Land Trust Internship for the Future of the Adirondacks 

Founded in 2020 by Barbara Glaser and The Trust from Clarence A. Petty

Over three decades, renowned conservationists Barbara Glaser and Clarence Petty (1905–2009) teamed up to champion paid internship opportunities for young people at the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the Adirondack Council. 

In 2020, Clarence’s son Ed joined with Barbara to create a third internship, the Adirondack Land Trust Internship for the Future of the Adirondacks. 

Barbara and Ed are longtime friends, and so were Barbara and Clarence. We can’t thank them enough for giving the land trust and the Adirondacks the gift of young conservationists, and we can’t think of a better investment in our collective future. (Watch a brief video about Barbara, Ed and Clarence here.)

In 2020, Jess Grant (pictured) became the first Adirondack Land Trust Intern for the Future of the Adirondacks. 

How YOU can support the Adirondack Land Trust Internship for the Future of the Adirondacks:

Make a gift here and specify “internship fund”

Let qualified, interested college students know we’re recruiting

Share feedback and ideas

2021 Internship Project: GIS Boundary Mapping and Conservation Priority Analysis

Along with immersion in the day-to-day workings of a land trust, the 2021 intern will focus on GIS Boundary Mapping and Conservation Priority Analysis. The intern will work closely with the Stewardship & GIS Specialist and Stewardship team to map, update and improve our maps of conservation easement boundaries and features. This will entail visiting easement properties to locate boundaries and structures with GPS, followed by processing, updating, and organizing the data within our GIS and project tracking (Landscape) databases. Additionally, the intern will have the opportunity to apply topical environmental interests and GIS analysis skills to assist in developing a prioritization of conservation projects centered on one of our focus areas (e.g., forests, farms, clean waters, communities, wildlife habitat). This is an opportunity for a student to combine a love of the outdoors with a desire to improve and apply cartographic and GIS analytical skills.

For more information, please see:

the full position posting here.