By Eben Swain, Program Manager

Application Deadline 5:00 PM March 16, 2018

We do it for the future.

It’s our nature.

We work for the watershed for a better future. Ours. Yours. For Generations to come. We find solutions that respect all viewpoints, from nature-lovers to land developers.

Projects. We spearhead large-scale restoration projects to reverse historic land-use impact.

Policies. We influence emerging policies to mitigate present-day risk to our environmental future.

People. We engage people from all age, interest and economic backgrounds to be part of the solution.

We are seeking to hire a Conservation Assistant (CA) for our River-Friendly Landscaping Program.

Did you know the average residential lot in our area loses one ton of soil per year?!? This is a major source of pollution in our streams and the Truckee River. Rainfall, snowmelt, or even irrigation picks up pollutants such as fine sediment from bare soil, and carries it into rivers, wetlands and lakes. That’s a lot of DIRT!

A Truckee area home before and after landscape work completed through the River-Friendly Landscaping Program.

Our  River-Friendly Landscaping program staff have provided 1100 homeowners with Best Management Practices to reduce erosion from their property and conserve water.  We estimate this program prevents 300 tons of dirt per year from degrading our creeks, meadows and river.

If helping home owners to protect our wonderful natural resources sounds like exciting work, we invite you to apply for the position of Conservation Assistant for the 2018 field season. Job responsibilities and qualifications are outlined in the Conservation Assistant Job Description.

Applications are due by Friday, March 16, 2018 at 5:00pm. Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Eben Swain at or call (530) 550-8760 x7# for more information.

Funding for this program comes from the California State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Water Resources.