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Coastal Conservation Coordinator
The Seabrook-Hamptons Estuary Alliance (SHEA) is the sub-recipient of a NHDES Coastal Program’s NOAA Project of Special Merit to pilot a first-of-its-kind part-time Coastal Conservation Coordinator (Coordinator) dedicated to providing the Hampton, Hampton Falls, and Seabrook Conservation Commissions with technical support and guidance. In consultation with each of the Conservation Commissions and with support from SHEA’s project lead and technical guidance from the Rockingham County Conservation District, the Coordinator’s efforts will focus on:
- Advancing land protection through the development of a land conservation strategy focused on privately-owned parcels in or adjacent to the Hampton-Seabrook Estuary,
- strengthening conservation land stewardship practices by standardizing land conservation monitoring protocols and tracking methods;
- reviewing and providing input on proposed wetland permits and associated plans for compliance with land use and conservation-related regulations; and
- reviewing town wetland ordinances for opportunities to strengthen natural resource protection.
This position involves a combination of office work that can be performed remotely, occasional field visits, and attendance at a minimum of three evening meetings per month.
The anticipated time frame for this position is between December 1, 2023 – January 1, 2024, through March 31, 2025. The work is funded for approximately 20 hours a week at $25 per hour, including 5 weeks of PTO (sick, holidays, and vacation time). SHEA is actively seeking additional funding opportunities to continue this position beyond 15-16 months.
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