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Title

Door Peninsula Conservation Assistant

Posted
Reference 40952  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 03/04/2013
Company Name Nature Conservancy
Contact Name
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
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Description
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Door Peninsula Conservation Assistant will focus primarily on land management activities, along with some resource-related research.  This may include one or more of the following functions:

  • Removes exotic species and/or species monitoring.  Invasive plants threaten natural resources on all of TNC’s preserves in Door County.  Their control involves mechanical and chemical control.  The Conservation Assistant will work alone as well as with TNC staff and volunteers to control invasives in a variety of habitats.  Mapping of populations of invasive species is an on-going effort that will require the use of a handheld GPS unit and detailed note-taking.
  • Maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public.  This may include posting the boundaries of newly acquired tracts, which requires careful planning, on the ground navigation skills and neighbor interactions.  Preserve maintenance may also involve site clean-up, signage and trail maintenance.  Investigating options for building removal on current and newly-acquired tracts may also be part of the assistant’s work.
  • Assist in on-going research as needed.  The Conservation Assistant may assist UW-Green Bay students and TNC staff in conducting a research and monitoring program for populations of the native subspecies of Phragmites (known also as Common Reed Grass) found on TNC preserves.  This could include: GPS mapping of Phragmites locations, collecting plant samples for genetic analysis, establishing monitoring plots and vegetation surveys.  Information collected as part of this study will allow TNC and partners to adapt current Phragmites control methods and inform best management practices for control of Phragmites in Door County and regionally.
  • Maintains tools and equipment necessary to perform the above functions.
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