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Job: Agassiz Beach Ridges Field Steward (CPIII) - TNC - Glyndon, MN (posted Jan 18, 2020)

The Field Steward (FS) will assist the Land Steward in development and implementation of biological and preserve management plans for priority preserves. They may lead work teams to ensure the coordination, community support and implementation of preserve management plans. The FS maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public, removes exotic species and/or monitors and researches species, maintains tools and equipment, operates heavy machinery and keep maintenance records or machinery.

The main duties of this position are prescribed burn planning and implementation, exotic species control, woody species reduction, prairie restoration and monitoring.  The FS will serve as a part of a six to seven-person team during spring and fall prescribed fire seasons.  The FS will continue their burn training to progress towards the goal of becoming a RxB2 Burn Boss.


Deadline: Feb 16, 2020

Job: Land Stewardship Associate Fellowship 2020-2021 - Aldo Leopold Foundation - Baraboo, WI (posted Jan 8, 2020)

The Land Stewardship Fellowship is a unique opportunity to challenge and enhance your natural resource background through the legacy of Aldo Leopold. Working side-by-side with experienced staff, fellows will assist with management activities on the foundation’s 2,000-acre property. Surrounding Aldo Leopold’s famous Shack, the property has both restored and remnant native Wisconsin habitat ranging from prairies to floodplain forests to sedge meadows to oak savannas. This diverse outdoor classroom provides opportunities to learn first-hand about native plant communities, identify threats to native landscapes, and gain effective tools and strategies to efficiently manage a number of diverse ecosystems. As seasons change, management focuses on different activities including invasive species control, prescribed burning, monitoring, prairie planting, and more. Fellows will have the opportunity to interact with both a diverse range of conservation professionals and the Leopold family, who play active roles in guiding and executing the foundation’s mission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with land management activities on the Leopold-Pine Island Important Bird Area. This includes but is not limited to prescribed fire, herbaceous and woody invasive species treatment, timber stand improvement, prairie planting and establishment, brush management, plant identification, mowing etc.
  • Document management activities in summary reports, grant tracking documents, etc.
  • Maintain ALF equipment and vehicles. Includes routine maintenance, shop organization, equipment repair, etc.
  • Attend professional development trainings focusing on the seven core areas of the Future Leaders Program. These trainings will constitute approximately 20% of the total fellowship hours.
  • Provide support and logistics for on-site programming including crane congregation tours, property tours for outside groups, Shack tours, educational programming, front desk staffing, etc.
  • Become familiar with the life and work of Aldo Leopold and his family. Explore your own connection to and understanding of land thics.
  • Become familiar with the work of all foundation staff and how each member contributes to the mission.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
Location: Baraboo, WI
Contact Name: Alanna Koshollek
Contact E-mail: alanna@aldoleopold.org

Job: Preserve Management Assistant - PFBE Prairie Recovery Project - TNC - St Joseph, MN (posted Jan 16, 2020)

The PMA will work across central and southeast Minnesota.  They will assist with leading volunteers, seasonal staff and interns. They will participate preserve management tasks including prescribed burning activities, removal and chemical treatment of exotic species, tool and equipment maintenance, seed harvest, and monitoring and data collection. This may also include participation in wild land fire suppression activities in partnership with other non-profits, local fire departments, and local, state and federal agencies, either as a TNC employee, or as a volunteer or short-term employee of the partner entity (such as an administratively determined, short term federal employee).  More detailed information follows.


Deadline: Feb 15, 2020

Job: Remote Sensor: Quantitative Surface Modeling Post Doc - Tall Timbers - Athens, GA (posted Jan 24, 2020)

Tall Timbers’ Wildland Fire Science Program in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Center for Forest Disturbance Science and Northern Research Station, Carbon, Fire, and Carbon Cycle Sciences.

The Wildland Fire Science Program of Tall Timbers Research Station (Tallahassee, FL) in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service is seeking a quantitative remote sensing analyst for a one-year position, with an additional 2 years contingent upon on applicant’s performance and funding. The overall scope of the funded project is to characterize multiscale feedbacks between forest structure, fire behavior and fire effects. The main focus of the position is to build multiscale structural models of forested vegetation in southeastern pinelands by coupling quantitative modeling techniques with terrestrial laser scanning data to link to fire data and fire models.


Deadline: Feb 15, 2020

Job: Ordway Glacial Lakes PRP Crew Coordinator - TNC - Cushing, MN (posted Jan 16, 2020)

The Conservation Practitioner III (CPIII) will serve as the primary liaison between TNC and Conservation Corps Minnesota (CCM).  They will lead work teams to ensure the coordination, community support and implementation of preserve management plans throughout the Ordway Glacial Lakes landscape (central Minnesota) utilizing CCM crews. Management activities include assisting with prescribed burning, clearing and mowing firebreaks, repairing and organizing burn equipment, tree and brush cutting, fence construction/removal, parking area maintenance, maintaining vehicles and mileage log sheets, meeting with local landowners, identifying management needs for preserves, assisting with field trips, working with volunteers and contractors, and other land management tasks as needed.  The CPIII maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public, removes exotic species and/or monitors and researches species, maintains tools and equipment and operates heavy machinery.  This management will occur on lands owned by TNC as well as other public lands within central Minnesota. Additional functions may include contract planning and project oversight working with a wide array of private contractors.  This is a full-time seasonal, term position with a start date of March, 26, 2019 and end date of September 27, 2019.  This term position is funded through a LSOHC grant.


Deadline: Feb 14, 2020

General: Alaska Drought Workshop Planning Questionnaire (posted Feb 7, 2020)

The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks has a questionnaire to gather information to assist in planning a workshop focused on drought in Alaska. Please fill out the questionnaire and distribute it to all with whom you think would be interested in participating in this workshop. Please provide your responses by 2/14/2020.

In 2019, parts of Alaska experienced extreme drought. Though wet weather has returned, there is a need to better understand drought and its impacts in all of Alaska to better prepare for future dry conditions. On the heels of a successful workshop in Juneau, focused on drought in Southeast Alaska, we are planning one or two drought workshop(s) focused on mainland Alaska. The goal of the workshop(s) is to have participants get a better sense of drought, impacts of drought and interconnections in Alaska to help refine drought thresholds. Also at the workshop(s) information and resources will be shared to raise awareness about drought and lead to changes in response to dry conditions.

So that this workshop(s) serves Alaska, we would like to hear from you. Please take this survey to help us with meeting logistics and gather some information from you about drought in Alaska. Your time providing us information is appreciated. A summary of survey responses will be sent out to all whom respond with an email address.

For those blocked from using SurveyMonkey, there are two alternative ways to collect information for planning the Alaska Drought Workshop. Folks can try entering information in Google Forms or enter information in a word document and email it to Tina Buxbaum tmbuxbaum@alaska.edu.


Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
Contact Name: Holly Prendeville
Contact E-mail: holly.prendeville@usda.gov

Job: Forest Ecology Technician - USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station - Three Rivers, CA (posted Jan 15, 2020)

Duties: Measure forest demographics, including mapping and measuring trees and seedlings and determining cause of death. Gain knowledge and experience in ecological research, identifying Sierran trees, and forest pathology. Up to 10 positions will be filled. Positions are full-time, start in approximately mid-May, and will last about 4-5 months.

Qualifications: Must be a US Citizen in order to qualify. Also need bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience. Some field work experience required. Want people with some biological coursework and experience; an interest in forest and/or field ecology; who want to work outdoors, like to work in small teams, and have strong interpersonal skills. Housing available for rent.


Deadline: Feb 13, 2020
Location: Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station
Address: Three Rivers, CA
Contact Name: Anne Pfaff
Contact E-mail: ahpfaff@usgs.gov
Contact Phone: (559) 565-3172

Job: Prairie Restoration Specialist - TNC - St Joseph, MN (posted Jan 16, 2020)

The Prairie Restoration Specialist’s (PRS) primary function is to organize daily logistics, promote crew cohesion, and to ensure a safe and productive work environment. Daily duties will focus on native seed harvest and processing, drying, and storing seed for 100+ acres of prairie restorations.  PRS will coordinate efforts of a three-person intern crew daily, and additional volunteers, staff, and cooperators intermittently.  The PRS will regularly canvass native prairie sites to prioritize both species and focal areas for seed collection efforts.  The PRS may assist in prescribed burns and maintain tools, equipment and land.  Other duties may include invasive species control and vegetation monitoring.  The PRS will maintain detailed records using field journals, a database.


Deadline: Feb 13, 2020

Job: Prescribed Fire Module Trainer - TNC - Van Buren, MO (posted Jan 18, 2020)

This is a 6-week trainer position in the Missouri Ozarks (February 24, 2020 - April 3,2020).  The Prescribed Fire Module Trainer will provide prescribed fire training to six selected DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) participants. This training is intended to provide professional development opportunities to underrepresented groups in TNC’s current prescribed fire staff.  The candidates will be able to accelerate their knowledge and experience through planned activities that will allow additional task book certifications.  The Prescribed Fire Module Trainer is required to live in fire management facilities in Van Buren and be available for work on short notice when business requires.


Deadline: Feb 12, 2020

Job: Stewardship Field Assistant - TNC - Brunswick, ME (posted Dec 20, 2019)

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Conducts legal compliance monitoring and drafts compliance reports; enters monitoring data; assists in training volunteers to conduct legal compliance monitoring; works with Preserves Manager to notify parties in the event of a violation.
  • Works with Stewardship Program Assistant and Preserves Manager on volunteer mailings.
  • Works with stewardship staff and volunteers to perform preserve maintenance tasks (maintains signs and registration boxes, clear and maintain trails, mark boundaries, invasive species control).
  • Interacts with preserve visitors by providing information, promoting the Conservancy, answering questions, and enforcing preserve policies.
  • Researches and acquires ecological and legal information and field collects natural resource information pertinent to the management of Maine Chapter preserves and conservation easements and assists with updating preserve management plans.
  • Deals with problems as they arise on preserves (may include timber and other forms of trespass, unauthorized vehicular use, camping, etc.).
  • Assists stewardship staff with ecological monitoring throughout the state.
  • Assists with maintenance of basic equipment such as hand and power tools, chainsaws, outboard boat motors, etc.
  • Participates, when available and as certified, as crew member on controlled burns in Maine.
  • Assists with special projects as needed.

Deadline: Feb 7, 2020

Job: Southern Maine Land Steward\Burn Crew Leader - TNC - Wells, ME (posted Dec 20, 2019)

The Southern Maine Land Steward/Burn Crew Leader helps with all aspects of the Maine Chapter's southern Maine stewardship program and assists with work at Southern Maine preserves. Field work includes prescribed-fire preparation and implementation, trail construction and maintenance, equipment operation (chain saw, brush saw, UTV, ATV, tractor) and maintenance, boundary maintenance, biological monitoring, leading nature walks, interacting with preserve visitors and enforcing preserve policies. The Land Steward may be required to work occasional weekends and will be required to work outdoors in demanding conditions including poor weather. 

This is a full-time, 26 week, temporary position that begins in April 2020 and ends in October 2020 (flexible).  The position is based in the Conservancy’s Wells, Maine office with some possible travel to other northeast states.


Deadline: Feb 7, 2020

Training: Free Student Workshop Urban WildF.I.R.E. (posted Jan 7, 2020)

Urban WildF.I.R.E. (Fire Integrative Research Experience) is an intensive, interdisciplinary workshop that provides experiential learning at the intersection between urban forestry and wildland fire. This workshop is a collaborative effort between Michigan State University, Tennessee State University, and the US Forest Service.

Eligible applicants for Urban WildF.I.R.E. include students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s degree-granting program at an accredited US college or university. Traditionally underrepresented students majoring in forestry, environmental science, natural resource management, or related fields, and those pursuing degrees at 1890 and 1994 Land-grant institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.

***All costs for airfare to and from the workshop in Michigan, in addition to all lodging expenses, will be covered for each workshop attendee.***

All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm PST, February 7, 2020.


Deadline: Feb 7, 2020

Job: Crew Leader, Sheyenne Delta - TNC - Milnor, ND (posted Jan 14, 2020)

The Sheyenne Delta Fire & Stewardship Crew Leader (Crew Leader) participates in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks.  The Crew Leader will also perform other land management duties which may include but are not limited to fence repair, noxious weed control and trail maintenance on TNC and partner lands.

The Crew Leader will work closely with the Sheyenne Delta Land Steward/Burn Boss and partner agency representatives to carry out prescribed fire and stewardship activities across the Sheyenne Delta.  The SDFS crew leader will be responsible for day to day logistics, crew cohesion as well as skill/professional development of him/herself and crew members.


Deadline: Feb 7, 2020

Job: Smoky Valley Ranch Rangeland Specialist - TNC - Oakley, KS (posted Jan 16, 2020)

The Rangeland Specialist coordinates cattle shipping, weaning strategies, salt and mineral supply, and other livestock care with tenants, and recognizes symptoms of illness in cattle and bison, and consults with cattle owners and veterinarian necessary (not responsible for monitoring calving.) When cattle are off the ranch, in addition to bison, primary responsibilities are infrastructure and equipment maintenance and improvement (fencing, water, corrals, and facilities).

Follows SVR bison management plan, leads annual bison works, including facilities and herd management preparations and coordination of staff, veterinarian, and sales and marketing,

Maintains ranch infrastructure, including roads, water systems, and fences, and is responsible for other general upkeep, such as junk removal.  Maintains facilities, tools, and equipment.  Keeps vehicles clean and in good working order.  Maintains and improves ranch areas visited by the public and donors, including trails, headquarters, residence areas, and perimeter parking lots and signage.

Carries out rangeland and wildlife monitoring and management activities as directed by the Project Manager, including grazing utilization and management of invasive species. Wildlife work includes rangeland management, monitoring, and research related to primary conservation targets: Lesser Prairie-Chicken and Black-tailed Prairie Dogs. Assists Project Manager with developing, implementing, and monitoring associated habitat management practices.   

Assists with prescribed burns, under the direction of the designated burn boss.  

Maintains constructive, positive relationships and liaisons, on behalf of TNC, with staff, neighbors, partners, the community, and visitors to the ranch.

Must have a commitment to ecological resource conservation in the Great Plains, and a willingness to learn about conservation issues and priorities.

Records hours and work performed, and reports information to the Project Manager. Performs other ranch work as directed by the Project Manager, and may occasionally assist Project Manager with off-ranch conservation projects and initiatives, such as rangeland and CRP conservation and management planning, implementation, and monitoring.


Deadline: Feb 7, 2020

Job: Wildland Firefighter (Prescribed Fire/Fuels) - Colorado State University - Mountain Home AFB, ID (posted Jan 15, 2020)

Incumbent will be a member of Mountain Home Wildland Fire Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Mountain Home AFB, ID. The Wildland Support Module is responsible for implementing fuels treatments including prescribed burns and responding to wildfires on Air Force property throughout the area of responsibility.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 02/03/2020


Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Location: Mountain Home AFB, ID
Address: Mountain Home AFB, ID
Contact Name: William Sprouse

Job: PhD Assistantship in Forest Adaptation - University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources - Burlington, VT (posted Sep 18, 2019)

Project: The University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources is seeking a PhD-level graduate student to participate in research examining the effectiveness of restoration, adaptation, and transition management techniques at fostering forest health and productivity in the face of novel climate, insect, and disease threats. This research will assess silvicultural experiments co-developed with stakeholder input with application to both urban and rural forest settings. The student will join a team of collaborators from the University of Vermont, U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station, and Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center in developing management options to promote diverse and productive rural and urban forests despite the stress of climate change and other disturbance agents. The position is available for Summer/Fall 2020 and includes four guaranteed years of funding (stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance).

Qualifications: M.S. in forest ecology, forestry, silviculture, biology or a closely related field.  Applicants should be able to work independently, but also cooperatively with other researchers and managers on the larger project. Applicants should also have a strong work ethic, demonstrated writing and quantitative capabilities, and a record of leadership.

Application: Interested applicants should supply all application materials to the UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR) Program (PhD in Natural Resources) by February 1, 2020 – when applying, please state your interest in this position in the “Statement of Purpose.”


Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
Location: University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Address: University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Contact Name: Dr. Anthony D’Amato
Contact E-mail: awdamato@uvm.edu
Contact Phone: 802-656-8030

Job: Wilderness Fellow - Society for Wilderness Stewardship - multiple locations (posted Jan 2, 2020)

The Wilderness Fellows Program is a collaborative of the Society for Wilderness Stewardship (SWS), the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, and the US Forest Service. It was created in order to complete Wilderness Character Baseline Assessments. The Wilderness Fellow Program is seeking qualified candidates to fill Wilderness Fellow positions. Fellows are based in locations around the country, with a significant amount of travel within their base region. Work is roughly 80% office-based and 20% field-based and is performed at USFS offices to directly support the goals of a collaborative wilderness character monitoring initiative currently underway in the USFS. Primary Wilderness Fellow Responsibilities:

  • Attend one-week training in Granby, Colorado (travel provided).
  • Work out of remote USFS locations, residing in USFS housing.
  • Coordinate meetings with USFS resource specialists and line officers to gather information regarding wilderness character.
  • Research, compile,and analyze legislative and administrative historical data per wilderness area.
  • Travel to and into wilderness areas.
  • Select indicators relevant for each wilderness area to monitor wilderness character over time.
  • Compile and analyze data for selected monitoring indicators and complete a baseline assessment for wilderness character monitoring.
  • Implement inventory and monitoring strategies for tracking wilderness character.
  • Write a wilderness character baseline assessment for each wilderness area worked in.
  • Participate in weekly conference calls.
  • Set and meet benchmarks and deadlines for data collection, meetings, and draft and final reports.

Locations: 11 positions are available, located in the following: Medicine Bow Route and Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests, CO; Tonto National Forest, AZ (2 positions); Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, NV (2 positions); Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, CA; Siuslaw National Forest, OR; Okanogan-Wenatchee and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests, WA (2 positions); Tongass National Forest, AK (2 positions)

Duration: May 18, 2020 – November 6, 2020 (Tongass National Forest positions will start in March)


Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Contact Name: Jacob Wallat

Job: Manager - Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Fire Program - Oregon State University (posted Dec 19, 2019)

The Forestry & Natural Resource (FNR) Extension Fire Program is seeking a Manager of the FNR Extension Fire Program. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.

The Manager of the Forestry & Natural Resource (FNR) Extension Fire Program will manage the day-to-day operations of the FNR Extension Fire Program. The position will be responsible for activities such as website development and maintenance, communications and marketing, planning and reporting, employee training and development, partnership relations and more. The incumbent will represent the Program on various committees and task forces, and be a spokesperson for the Program to the media. This position is located in Corvallis with statewide responsibilities, and is housed within the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program and the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.

Posting will close on January 30, 2020, with a full consideration date of Januray 17, 2020.


Deadline: Jan 30, 2020
Location: Oregon State University
Address: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Contact Name: Janey Lee-Sutton
Contact E-mail: janey.lee@oregonstate.edu
Contact Phone: 541-737-1727

Job: Extension Specialist - Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Fire Program - Oregon State University (posted Dec 19, 2019)

The Forestry & Natural Resources Extension program invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position (depending on qualifications).

This is a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor faculty position in the College of Forestry, with an academic home in Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management. This is a statewide position located at the OSU campus in Corvallis, Oregon.

This position is designed to focus on Extension program development and delivery related to wildland fire science and management. In 2018, Oregon wildfire costs hit a record high of $514 million, with over 800,000 acres burned across the state, resulting in ecological, social, and economic damage. The position will focus on educational programming to assist private forest and range owners and managers, wildland-urban interface homeowners, communities, and fire and fuel specialists and the fire suppression workforce. Key topics will include collaborative natural resource management, wildland fire fuel reduction and management, prescribed burning, timber and range management treatments to build fire resistance and resilience, post-burn recovery, firewise programming, and fire workforce development. The position will work directly with Extension Agents and Regional Specialists in the Forestry & Natural Resources and Fire Extension Programs, and will also work cooperatively with external partners such as the Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Small Woodlands Association, the Oregon Tree Farm System, The Nature Conservancy, Sustainable Northwest, Northwest Fire Science Consortium, local fire departments, and the State Fire Marshal.

Posting will close on January 30, 2020, with a full consideration date of Januray 17, 2020.


Deadline: Jan 30, 2020
Location: Oregon State University
Address: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Contact Name: Stephen Fitzgerald

Job: Prairie Coteau Stewardship Burn Crew Tech - TNC - Clear Lake, SD (posted Jan 6, 2020)

The Stewardship/Burn Crew Technician (SBCT) will assist with various prairie stewardship activities including:  prescribed fire operations (including ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, and monitoring), tree/brush removal, noxious weed control, fencing, firebreak installation and other and other tasks as assigned. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) short-term position. There is one position from April 6 to July 31, 2020. Housing is provided.


Deadline: Jan 30, 2020

Job: Prairie Coteau Range Technician - TNC - Clear Lake, SD (posted Jan 6, 2020)

The Range Technician (RT) will assist with various prairie stewardship activities including: prescribed fire operations (ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, and monitoring), tree/brush removal, noxious weed control, fencing, firebreak installation and other tasks as assigned. The RT will serve on a burn crew of 6 to 8 people during fire season and will also assist in daily coordination and oversight of the summer land management crew (1 – 2 short-term staff) under the direction of the Field Steward. These crews travel throughout the Prairie Coteau (northeast SD/southwest MN) landscape. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) short-term position from March 9 – December 4, 2020.


Deadline: Jan 30, 2020

Job: Prairie Coteau Habitat Technician - TNC - Clear Lake, SD (posted Jan 6, 2020)

The Habitat Technician (HT) will be supervised by the Field Steward but will work under the daily direction of the long-term Range Technician.  Duties will include daily conversations with supervisor(s) to receive assignments and report on results.  Personal organization and excellent communication skills are a must for this position.  The Habitat Technician will be expected to travel individually or with a crew to perform various grazing program and habitat maintenance duties on Nature Conservancy preserves throughout the Prairie Coteau in South Dakota and Minnesota.  This position is based on a 40 hour work week, but may require irregular hours, long days, and travel on short notice.  Position runs approximately May 4, 2020 through August 28, 2020.


Deadline: Jan 30, 2020

Job: Prairie Coteau / Prairie Recovery Project Habitat Technician - TNC - Clear Lake, SD (posted Jan 6, 2020)

The Habitat Technician (HT) participates in prescribed fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, and other tasks as assigned during the fire season.   while working out of the Clear Lake, SD office from 4-6 to 6-5.  During the second part of the position 6-8 to 7-31, the HT will work under the daily supervision of the Prairie Recovery Specialist in Morris, MN area.  After the spring fire season, the HT will be expected to travel individually or with a crew to perform various grazing program and habitat maintenance duties on State, Federal and Nature Conservancy lands in Eastern South Dakota and Southwestern Minnesota.  This position is based on a 40 hour work week, but may require irregular hours, long days, and travel on short notice.  There will be three (3) positions available starting on April 6 to July 31, 2020.


Deadline: Jan 30, 2020

Job: Missouri Coteau Conservation Technician - TNC - Columbia, SD (posted Dec 20, 2019)

The Missouri Coteau Conservation Technician will primarily assist The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and partners such as U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) with promoting conservation objectives. The Technician will be responsible for establishing contact with private landowners of native prairie for enrollment in conservation programs.  Overall supervision will be provided by TNC. Day-to-day direction and training will be provided by partners such as the USFWS regarding easement work.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Contact landowners to inform them about conservation programs and explain opportunities for enrollment.
  • Coordinate contacts and conduct biological evaluations on potential easement properties as the initial step to prioritize each tract of land for easement acquisition.   
  • Provide support for other conservation projects as assigned

The Conservation Technician may also assist with biological surveys, data management, prescribed fire, land management practices, and outreach/education programs.  The Technician will work with a variety of partners to develop proposals and implement conservation projects focused on priority conservation goals identified in the Missouri Coteau of South Dakota.  

The Conservation Technician may be required to work some evening and weekend hours in order to work with landowners when they are available and conditions are conducive for activities.  This is a two-year term position with the opportunity to extend employment pending securement of funding.


Deadline: Jan 28, 2020

Job: Burn Crew, Land Management Tech, Agassiz Beach Ridges - TNC - Glyndon, MN (posted Jan 2, 2020)

The Burn Crew/Land Management Tech (BCLMT) will work in the Agassiz Beach Ridges Landscape in the Northern Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion (western Minnesota) as part of a crew managing prairie tracts and restorations as well as being responsible for preparation and implementation of prescribed fire at various nature preserves in this landscape.  Technician duties will include vegetation management (herbicide applications, brush removal, tree removal, mowing, biological control, etc.), equipment maintenance and organization, hand collecting native prairie seed, firebreak installation, boundary posting, fencing and assist with controlled burns.


Deadline: Jan 28, 2020