We’re Hiring!

The Sandhills Task Force is hiring for a part-time Administrative Assistant and a full-time Sandhills Stewards Coordinator. Positions will be based near or in the Sandhills, Nebraska, United States, and applications will be accepted until May 20, 2022.

Positions are dedicated to furthering the growth, goals, and objectives of the Sandhills Task Force (STF). The STF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and land trust overseen by a Board of Directors composed of ranchers and agency and organizational representatives who facilitate collaborative conservation efforts in the Nebraska Sandhills.

Application packages should include a concise resume of experience, including evidence that the candidate meets both the required qualifications and characteristics of a successful candidate as listed in this position announcement. Please include three references familiar with the candidate’s professional accomplishments.

Applications can be submitted by mail to Sandhills Task Force, PO Box 482, Broken Bow, NE 68822, or by email at shelly@sandhillstaskforce.org.

Questions regarding the positions may be referred to Shelly Kelly by phone at 308-214-0065 or email at shelly@sandhillstaskforce.org.

Click the links below for the Job Announcement and more information about each position.


2022 Youth Range Camp

The Nebraska Youth Range Camp consists of a dynamic curriculum that appeals to students with a wide array of interests including, but not limited to, rangeland management, conservation, ecology, animal science, and wildlife. With nearly 50 years to perfect and evolve this curriculum, every student, no matter what prior experience they have, will learn substantial information that will help them become more aware of Nebraska’s most prevalent land use. Rangelands cover nearly 50% of Nebraska and approximately 60% of the United States. These numbers convey the dominance of this land use, but recently there have been several political issues regarding the management of these rangelands which further emphasizes the reason it is imperative for us to educate the youth so we may enable them to become proficient and effective leaders in resource management as well as educated voters.

The students that attend this camp will be actively involved with lectures, field activities, hands-on experience, and recreational leadership and team-building activities that are all led by up to 20 of Nebraska’s most respected and dedicated leaders, teachers, and professionals from various agencies, colleges, and universities. Each student will be sent home with a binder that is filled with educational materials. Must be 14-18 years old. —-COME JOIN US!!

The 2022 Nebraska Youth Range Camp is scheduled for June 6-9, 2022 at the NCTA Curtis.

2022 Planning for and Responding to Drought Workshops

The Sandhills Task Force will host two evening workshops focusing on responding to and planning for drought conditions in the Sandhills. Dates and locations are as follows:

  • Wednesday, April 27 @ the Winter’s Building in Hyannis; 5:00-8:00 pm mountain time (a webinar option will be available upon request)
  • Thursday, April 28 @ the City Hall Building in Bassett; 5:00-8:00 pm central time

Topics that will be discussed include drought data, rangeland response to drought, online tools for ranchers, livestock management options, and the development of a drought pan. A FREE meal will be provided at each location.

For more information please contact Ashley Garrelts at 307-351-0935 or ashley@sandhillstaskforce.org