If I can't develop the land, can I still live on it or farm it?

Farm or ranch land absolutely can be protected from future development while allowing the landowner to continue farming the land. A landowner may also retain the right to build a house on a designated portion of land, while preserving the rest of the land and its primary conservation values (i.e., land near streams or wetlands might be preserved, while allowing a homesite in a less-sensitive upland area).

How do I proceed?

The best strategy for considering any conservation option is to contact The Barn Group Land Trust and ask about different ways in which you may be able to find a solution to protecting your land.

Do you have your 501(c) (3) non-profit status?

The Barn Environmental Group DBA The Barn Group Land Trust is a qualified 501 (c)3 organization. To see IRS letter click here.

Does The Barn Group Land Trust have a party affiliation or contribute to political campaigns?

As a non-profit organization, The Barn Group Land Trust can neither endorse political candidates, nor contribute to their campaigns.




This is a mid-level position with a rapidly growing non-profit land trust. The successful candidate will work under limited, remote supervision and manage remotely located staff living near Atlanta, Georgia. She/he will be a member of a team providing services including ecological, wildlife and natural resources to private commercial, non-profit and government clients.

Essential Functions

  • Provide technical leadership, oversight and support to environmental scientists and technicians. 
  • Provide information and consultation to leadership within The Barn Group Land Trust and its clients. 
  • Lead and participate in the production of technical reports for forestry, grazing, noxious weed control. 
  • Lead and participate in the field work associated with property studies for habitat analyses, grazing, noxious weed control, and other activities. 
  • Communicate effectively in writing, face-to-face and on the phone. 
  • Work remotely and independently in a collaborative effort. Organize and manage multiple projects and staff scientists remotely. Participate in military veteran outreach events

Minimum Qualifications and Proficiencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Biology, Range Management, Ecology or related discipline. 
  • 3 years of full-time, post-graduation relevant experience. 
  • Be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and a problem-solver; abhor procrastination and have excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Plant Identification 
  • Map production using ArcGIS Research and information gathering and synthesis 
  • Field data collection 
  • Experience coordinating projects with the NRCS and FWS 
  • Have (or acquire within 3 months of hire) a drone pilot’s license

Ability to travel from 1-14 days, drive long distances, work weekends on occasion, and participate in events after normal business hours.

Ability to work in adverse weather conditions in remote locations walking over steep or muddy terrain.

Additional Desirable Qualifications and Proficiencies

Advanced degree in a field mentioned above

5 years of full-time, post-graduation relevant experience

  • Taxonomic skill in terrestrial insects 
  • Taxonomic skill with bird by site and song Experience with wetland and forest restoration 
  • Experience with prescribed fire, invasive species control, and recreational/trail management 
  • Superior writing and editing ability
  • Be a military veteran

Special Requirements

This position requires travel for official business and therefore, the new hire will be required to operate company-owned vehicles in the performance of their official duties.

Applicants for this position must meet the following requirements:

  1. possess and maintain a valid State license and 
  2. possess and maintain a safe driving record. If selected and before hiring is finalized, the applicant will be required to provide proof of a valid State license and consent to a background check including their driving record.

This position also requires completion of a drug test. Failure to successfully meet and maintain these requirements will be grounds for termination.

Salary and Benefits

Employees of TBG receive 10 days of personal time of per year, major holidays, 10% 401k matching contribution, medical and life insurances, and enjoy a relatively flexible schedule. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.


To apply, please send three items in PDF format: a cover letter, resumé, and a writing sample to thomas@thebarngroup.org . No phone calls. This position will remain open until it is filled but applications will be reviewed starting January 5th .