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Meet our team!

The impactful programming that Stewards Individual Placement Program operates is completed in collaboration with many incredible partners. Read about them below!

National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) protects and celebrates America’s natural and cultural heritage in over 400 places. These locations include wilderness and natural regions in all the ecosystems of the U.S. and its territories; buildings, sites, and monuments that commemorate our multicultural history; and urban green spaces that support recreation and protect the unique biodiversity of cities. Whether it’s a vast wilderness area, a Civil War battlefield, a unique geological feature, a historic home, or a scenic river, there is a unit of the National Park System in every state and territory of the U.S.

Stewards Individual Placements

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Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards) is a program of Conservation Legacy. It offers land and water management agencies and other non-profit organizations opportunities to accomplish specific projects by providing individual placements (internships) on public lands. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.

Ecological Society of America


The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915. Our mission is to advance the science and practice of ecology and support ecologists throughout their educational and professional careers. ESA is the nation’s largest community of professional ecologists. Our 9,000 plus members teach, conduct research, and use ecological science to address environmental issues. 

We offer a suite of scientific journals, professional training, certification, networking at our annual meeting, and opportunities for ecologists. ESA envisions a future where people embrace science to understand and foster a thriving planet.

The Geological Society of America

The Geological Society of America (GSA) is a global professional society with a membership of approximately 18,000 individuals in more than 100 countries. GSA provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry. The Society unites thousands of earth scientists from every corner of the globe in a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet (and beyond) and share scientific findings.

Environment for the Americas

Environment for the Americas (EFTA) is a nonprofit organization that is committed to providing environmental education opportunities and materials throughout the Western Hemisphere, with the primary goal of improving public understanding of shared resources and their conservation. EFTA believes providing opportunities for youth to become involved in science and natural resource careers is key to ensuring the protection and future existence of quality public lands and wildlife habitat. EFTA is committed to increasing participation in environmental education and outdoor recreation across all demographics and has conducted research and efforts to reduce barriers to participation since 2009.

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