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Glenn Nelson

Allentown, PA, USA


3739 Barrington Drive
Allentown, Pa 484.547.3396

Dedicated conservationist with over seven years of practical experience in the field. Specialized in synthesizing the latest technologies, such as GIS, with extensive knowledge of practical field conservation techniques. Areas of expertise include environmental restoration, ecological monitoring, recreation management, and long-term scientific study and analysis.

Administrative Experience
IIF Data Solutions | Anville, PA
GIS Analyst, 2017-2018
● GIS data matches real property inventory, in advance of federal audit
● Accurately and efficiently migrated old data to new data standards; ensured all new data met SDSFIE 3.1 standards
● Provided data calls from both the federal and state government
● Assisted with new construction 10% designs

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Program Assistant, February 2016 June 2016
● Managed field data for grant and AmeriCorps reporting
● Coordinated New Jersey Highlands Trail Crew
● Managed volunteers
● Assisted with writing grant proposals and reports
● Created content for website

Land Stewardship + Field Experience
Mass Audubon | Lenox, MA
Property Assistant, May 2018 present
● Maintain existing trails, grounds and structures
● Monitor and maintain boundaries
● Assist with events and environmental education programs
● Build real property geodatabase

Crown Maple | Sandgate, VT
Field Technician, 2016-2017, 2018
● Installed infrastructure to tap 100,000 maple trees
● Ensured trees were tapped in accordance with sustainable principles and best practices
● Monitored forest health
● Trained new hires
● Supervised field crews
● Ran reverse osmosis system

New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Backcountry Steward (AmeriCorps/Student Conservation Association), May 2015 September 2015
● Implemented Unit Management Plan in collaboration with foresters
● Monitored campsites for environmental impacts
● Developed new ArcGIS dataset based on SUNY-ESF radial transect monitoring protocols
● Conducted Leave No Trace and resource interpretation outreach

Backcountry Steward (AmeriCorps/Student Conservation Association), May 2012 September 2012
● Patrolled the West Canada Lakes Wilderness Area on five-day hitches
● Monitored trail conditions and used GPS to log issues
● Conducted routine trail and shelter maintenance
● Assisted in first aid and search and rescue situations

Green Mountain Club
Stratton Pond Caretaker (AmeriCorps), June 2014 October 2014
● Managed and maintained three shelters along 30 miles of trail on the Appalachian Trail/Long Trail in VT
● Conducted Leave No Trace and resource interpretation outreach
● Assisted in first aid and search and rescue

Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Corridor Stewardship Technician, October 2013 June 2014
● Monitored, maintained, and recovered sections of boundary on National Park Service fee and scenic easement lands
● Reported on monitoring activities, including encroachments and resource damage
● Developed ArcGIS dataset prioritizing encroachments for mitigation
● Conducted landowner outreach on minor encroachments to resolve and mitigate resource damage

Island Trails Network | Kodiak Island, AK
Trail Crew Leader (AmeriCorps/Student Conservation Association), May 2013 September 2013
● Led crew of at-risk youth in trail building
● Helped crew develop professional work habits
● Developed system of accountability for crew by modeling strong work ethic, reliability, and positive attitude
● Taught crew to carry, use, and maintain tools
● Taught crew to plan, layout, and build sustainable trails

Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Restoration Technician, March 2012 May 2012
● Helped to plant and monitor over 4,000 native trees across 3, 800-acre resource islands on New Jersey Zinc Company Superfund Site in Palmerton, PA
● Used Trimble Geo 7x unit to GPS each tree
● Used ArcGIS to monitor both point data for the individual trees as well as remote sensed vegetation cover

Bake Oven Knob Hawk Watch Intern, August 2011 December 2011
● Identified hawks and counted monarch butterflies, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, warblers, loons, Canada geese and snow geese
● Educated the public about the purpose of the Hawk Watch, bird identification, and the importance of the Kittatiny Ridge for raptor migration

Administrative Skills
Project Management: Creation, management, and adherence to budgets, schedules, and deadlines in office and field

Leadership: Management of employees, interns, and volunteers and service learning support in office and field

Cartography: GIS (ArcMap, Google Earth, QGIS), including compiling new tools using Model Builder and Remote Sensing; GPS Data Collection (Trimble Geo 7x, Pathfind Office), including compiling data collection libraries; Basic AutoCAD skills. See website for portfolio.

Fundraising: Grant writing assistance and reporting

Tech: Apple OS X and Windows PC; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), Gmail, Google Docs); Adobe Creative Suite

Land Stewardship + Field Skills
Land Stewardship: Land classification; management planning process; deed research; ability to understand easements and survey maps; transect monitoring

Fieldwork: Extensive knowledge of plant and animal identification; invasive species identification and management; designing and constructing sustainable trails; creating and writing emergency response plans; surveying

Property Management: Ability to efficiently repair grounds and structures using hand and power tools including chainsaw, zero-turn mower, carpentry and silvaculture saws, etc.

Wilderness First Aid, 2016
Leave No Trace, 2015
Wilderness Management Certificate, Arthur C. Carhart Institute, 2014
Adult/Child CPR, 2014
Chainsaw, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, 2013
Aircraft Ditching and Cold Water Survival, Interagency Aviation Training, 2013
Special Use Flights, Interagency Aviation Training, 2013
First Aid, 2012
HAZWOPER, National Environmental Trainers, 2012
NYSDEC Wild Land Search Skills, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, 2011

Nelson, G. (2014, September 9). The Lye Brook Wilderness and The Long Trail. Long Trail News, Fall (2014).
Nelson, G. (2012). 2011 Hawk Watch Results. The American Hawk Watcher.
Nelson, G. (2012). Single Day Peregrine Falcon Record. The American Hawk Watcher.
Nelson, G. (2012). Broad-winged Hawk With Missing Tail Feathers. The American Hawk Watcher.
Nelson, G. (2012, February 2). MAREA Conference Promotes Solar Energy. Parkland Press.
Nelson, G. (2011, November 14). Local Sustainability at the Emmaus Farmers' Market. East Penn Press.

Nelson, G (2016, June 11). Verticillium Wilt in Suburban Norway Maples, Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

Land Trust Alliance Learning Center | Washington, D.C.
Courses: Strategic Conservation Planning, Conservation Easement Stewardship, Risk Management, Easement Drafting and Documentation

Northampton Community College | Bethlehem, PA
B.A. 2014-2016
Major: Environmental Science
GPA: 4.0
Honors and Awards: Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) - The International Geographical Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Fred G. & Ethel Harvey Scholarship for Science Majors

Temple University | Philadelphia, PA
B.A. 2009-2010
Major: English
Minor: History
GPA: 3.78
Relevant Courses: History of The American West, American History I & II

Community Involvement
Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, PA: Trails Volunteer (2011-2016), Winter Bird Surveyor (2012-2014) Hawk Watch Volunteer (2012-present)
Ebird, Citizen Science Contributor (2015-present)
Americorps: Service Member, Summers of 2012 (NY), 2013 (AK), 2014 (VT), 2015 (NY)
Allentown Hiking Club, Allentown, PA: Trail Volunteer (2012-2016)
Pennsylvania State Game Commission, Carbon County, PA: Winter Raptor Surveyor (2012-2014)
Boviar Community Garden, Philadelphia, PA: Volunteer (2009-2010)

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