trails and open space manager resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Innovative professional with extensive experience managing natural resource projects, trail system design and stewardship based conservation programs. Talents include project planning, development of collaborative agency relations and creative problem solving.

  • High level project management of public lands, trails and open space.
  • Program design and implementation of sensitive ecosystem restoration projects
  • Stewardship and Volunteer program development.
  • Strong knowledge of California land management regulatory agencies and regional ecosystems.
  • Professional, personal, innovative, and creative problem solver.
Work History
Trails and Open Space Manager, 05/2016 to Current
Covenant House CaliforniaOakland, CA,
  • Land management of trails, open space and wildland fuels operations on 9,000 acres; Provide expertise in project and program integration of natural resources, outdoor recreation, public access, stewardship and conservation measures.
  • Manage application and administration of federal and state grant funding. Collaborative grant applications initiated with partnering organizations.
  • Serve as project manager for all Trails & Open Space development or restoration projects.
  • Oversee lands and open space budget, scheduling and reports associated with capital, reserve, and maintenance projects.
  • Implementation and updates to Trails, Forest and Land Based Master Plans.
  • Coordinate California regulatory agency communication, permits, compliance and inspections. Implement monitoring programming.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders through department task force and steering committee groups.
  • Manage all public relations related to Trails, Forestry, Lands and Open Space Development.
  • Development and implementation of recreational stewardship, ambassador and pilot programs. Focus: Conservation and education
  • Prepare training manuals, safety guidelines, and administration of company human resource policies.
  • Design and development of trail apps, maps, property surveys, and GIS inventory. Use of GPS, GIS, and trail survey tools for the creation of data files
  • Assist with Forestry Department defensible space planning and operations. Land based planning operations for the implementation of climate adaptation programs.
  • Manage installation and replacement of recreational trail signage, wayfinding systems, kiosks, picnic areas and trailhead parking areas.
  • Manage fleet vehicles, tool inventory, office equipment, building maintenance and inter-department resource scheduling.
General Contractor - Project Management, 03/2008 to 03/2015
Green Apple Construction - Self EmployedCity, STATE,
  • Business management operations: billing, budgets, calendar of projects, communication, marketing, social media efforts, client solicitations and relations
  • Application and implementation of awarded grant funds for affordable housing -partnership created with Kor Community Land Trust
  • Design, planning and implementation of green building construction projects. Landscape design and restoration included in site plan
  • Managed all contractor and sub-contractor relations, payments, negotiations, and scheduling

Program Director of Resource Stewardship Programs, 07/1998 to 10/2008
Rocky Mountain Field InstituteCity, STATE,

Design and implementation of restoration projects within sensitive ecosystems throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.

Developed management strategies for public lands, including forest practices, invasive plants, wildlife monitoring, wildfire planning, and sensitive ecosystem restoration.

Managed all stewardship and service learning program development: Course design, restoration techniques, partnering agency relations, grant application and implementation, field logistics, program reporting and management of fundraising events. Instruction of field botany and geology at college level during field course sessions.

Administrative duties included: budgeting, year-long scheduling, inter-office communication, website updates, payroll, and project management Team oversight, fleet vehicle maintenance, gear repair, and solicitation of in-kind donations Managed volunteer programs

Stewardship Coordinator, 05/1996 to 10/1998
American Mountaineering ClubCity, STATE,

Design and implementation of service learning opportunities in natural remote settings.

Instruction of botany, geology, climatology, and forestry

Managed stewardship programs with partnering land management agencies; restoration, conservation, recreational developments, and agricultural infrastructure preservation.

Certificate M.S: Ecosystem Restoration, Expected in 09/2003 to University Of Wyoming - Jackson Hole, WY,
Master of Arts: Outdoor Program Administration, Expected in 2003 to Prescott College - Prescott, AZ
Bachelor of Science: Natural Resource Management-Forestry & Restoration, Expected in 06/1996 to California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo - San Luis Obispo, CA

Whitewater rafting, fly-fishing, mountain biking, skiing, all things artistic, good humor and boundless enthusiasm for public land access and conservation programs.

Additional Information

USFS Award for Excellence in Alpine Tundra Restoration, WFR/CPR Certificates, QSP Certified for stormwater monitoring, class C sawyer certified

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School Attended

  • University Of Wyoming
  • Prescott College
  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

Job Titles Held:

  • Trails and Open Space Manager
  • General Contractor - Project Management
  • Program Director of Resource Stewardship Programs
  • Stewardship Coordinator


  • Certificate M.S
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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