Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Bayou Partnership (BBP) is the non-profit organization revitalizing and transforming Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s most significant natural resource. BBP works along a 10-mile stretch of the waterway from Shepherd Drive to the Port of Houston Turning Basin. Over the past 30 years, BBP has spearheaded numerous award-winning parks and green space projects, most notably the $58 million Buffalo Bayou Park.
Buffalo Bayou Park
Buffalo Bayou Park, a 2.3-mile 160-acre green space just west of downtown is one of Houston’s most iconic green spaces and one of the country’s great urban parks. BBP operates and maintains the park under a long-term agreement with the City of Houston, Harris County Flood Control District and Downtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) #3. The park serves as critical infrastructure for both active recreation and cultural venues, while preserving the corridor’s sensitive ecology and critical role in flood water conveyance. Various park zones have special mixes of native trees and understory plants. (IMPROVE THIS!!)
Under the direct supervision of the Buffalo Bayou Park Director, the Conservation Manager is responsible for the restoration and enhancement of the park’s natural environment which includes woodlands, groves, and prairie and wildflower areas. The Conservation Manager also oversees planting and maintenance activities in park riparian areas where there is continual erosion, and provides guidance to incorporate native vegetation in park gardens. Additional work may be performed in other Buffalo Bayou areas
Experience and Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in ecological restoration, environmental science, natural resource management, wildlife biology, landscape architecture or related field
• Five to 10 years of experience managing natural resource projects
• Strong knowledge of Houston’s native flora, soils, hydrology and wildlife is highly desired
• Ability to read, analyze and interpret project plans and budgets submitted by contractors and suppliers
• Ability to perform physical labor on a daily basis in all weather conditions
• Ability to operate power equipment
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.
• Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Pesticide Applicator License required or secured within the first four months of employment