Native Land Conservancy, Inc.

Founded in 2012, the Native Land Conservancy, Inc. (NLC) is the first Native American-run conservation group east of the Mississippi. With its all-Native board of directors, the NLC centers Native values in all areas of its work. The NLC’s mission is to preserve and restore healthy landscapes for all living things wherever possible. We draw upon our collective traditional cultural knowledge with generations of direct experience in the woodlands, coastlines, and waterways of our ancestral homelands.  

The NLC’s programs focus on land rescue and Indigenous cultural preservation. The NLC rescues land by acquisition, monitoring conservation easements, and by restoring and maintaining habitat using traditional knowledge and the best practices in science. The NLC supports Native American cultural preservation by hosting programs that pass down skills and traditions, and by increasing access to ancestral homelands. The NLC trailblazed a legal framework for protecting Native access to privately held lands by signing the first cultural respect agreement on the east coast in 2016. The NLC develops videos, presentations, and hosts events to share its lens on an ever-changing world with audiences of the public, conservation groups, and higher education institutions. The NLC also trains rising Native ecological conservationists through its summer fellowship program. 

Jan 31, 2024
Internship- Paid
Native Land Conservancy, Inc. Remote
The fellowship is hosted by the   Native Land Conservancy  (NLC), the first Native-led land conservation nonprofit east of the Mississippi. Our mission is to preserve healthy landscapes for all living beings and restore land wherever possible. Our all-Indigenous board of directors come from four local tribal groups. We draw upon our collective traditional cultural knowledge with generations of direct experience in the woodlands, coastlines, and waterways of our homelands. The fellowship intends to open up pathways to diverse careers in conservation for rising Native Americans. Whether you’re a student of ecology or considering a career switch, you’re in the right place! We believe that it is in all our best interests when the next generation of Indigenous conservationists are encouraged to bring their whole selves to their training, including their culture. The 10-week, 35 hour/week program begins June 10, 2024 and ends August 16, 2024. Based in the NLC office in the town...