Job: AmeriCorps Forest Restoration Assistant - TNC - Maryland

Description

The AmeriCorps Forest Restoration Assistant will work with Conservation staff in teams to ensure the coordination, community support and implementation of preserve/forest management plans. Essential functions include:

  • Collect forest measurement data and apply basic data summary and analysis methods to report on findings, with training and direction from supervisor.
  • Assist supervisor in marking legacy trees, designating patch reserves, characterizing canopy gaps and planting seedlings for a late-successional forest management project. 
  • Identify, map, and remove invasive species at restoration sites.
  • Use GIS and mobile map apps to map monitoring and treatment sites.
  • Assist supervisor during drone missions conducted as part of restoration projects by establishing ground control points.
  • Maintain a geodatabase with spatial data and conduct basic image processing/analysis with training and direction from supervisor.
  • Work with a burn team to implement prescribed burn and participate in prescribed burning after meeting the following requirements:
  • Receive certificate and training in prescribed burns
  • Pass physical Pack-test for s130/190 certification
  • Receive CPR/First Aide Training
  • May organize volunteer events, engage local participants to treat invasive species, remove fencing, plant native plants, etc.  
  • Improve coordination among stakeholders and partners working on controlled burning, forest restoration, and invasive plant control
  • Communicate conservation efforts being implemented such as forest restoration, controlled fire, and invasive plant control to stakeholders, partners, and the general public

Post Date

Jun 17, 2020

Deadline

Jul 14, 2020