What is your role at TLC?: As the Land Steward Associate, I’m responsible for monitoring and stewarding TLC’s owned preserves. This includes trail maintenance, mowing, prescribed burning, and ecological restoration work.
Favorite TLC Preserve: White Pines is my favorite preserve so far, it’s so beautiful and has so many different plant species! I love walking along the bluffs and down to the confluence of the rivers.
Jordan joined TLC in January 2021. She previously worked as a habitat restoration technician for Portland Parks & Recreation in Portland, OR. Previous to that, she also worked with private, public, and non-profit organizations in the Portland area in other environmental stewardship roles where she gained experience with trail work, invasive species removal, reforestation, bioswale maintenance, volunteer leadership, and more. Jordan gained a love of the outdoors through travel and farm work, and she’s worked on farms as far south as Ohai, New Zealand and as far north as Tromso, Norway, doing everything from herding sheep to growing strawberries. She first knew she wanted to be a land steward while completing an internship with a land trust in college. Jordan attended UNC Chapel Hill and graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in History.