The Restoration Program Coordinator facilitates and coordinates several ongoing grassland and forest restoration programs in the upper and mid Texas gulf coast region. The Program Coordinator conducts data collection in area research projects, participates in and helps develop preserve stewardship activities such as invasive species treatments at TNC owned Preserves in order to maintain the system’s integrity and function as a high-quality representation and viable seed source. The Program Coordinator also participates fully in TNC’s fire program, is responsible for maintaining equipment and facilities at the Texas City Prairie Preserve, operating heavy machinery and equipment, and assisting with the coordination of volunteers in restoration and stewardship activities. S/he must be able to secure and maintain Wildland Fire Fighter certification – The Nature Conservancy has adopted the Work Capacity Test (WCT) as the method for assessing fitness for fire qualification. The person selected for this position is required to pass the arduous WCT within 30 days of starting employment. The Restoration Program Coordinator will work closely with other staff members in the Grasslands Program and statewide Conservation and Science programs.
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In memory of David A. Tice, a former Board of Trustees member and visionary forester who was instrumental in many of our conservation efforts, The Nature Conservancy has created a science and stewardship annual internship program. This year, the Dave Tice Science Technician will assist with southern pine savannah habitat management, fire management, fire effects monitoring, and preserve stewardship, within TNC’s Virginia Pinelands Program. Position will be primarily based at Piney Grove Preserve, an exemplary site for pine savanna management and the northernmost population of federally endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers.
The Department of Earth System Science (ESS) at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position focused on the predictive understanding of changing hydrological and climate extremes. These extremes are unusual events that inflict disproportionate damage to ecosystems and society including floods, droughts, heat waves, cold extremes, hurricanes, atmospheric rivers, wildfires, and intense air pollution episodes. Identifying the contribution of climate change to the frequency, intensity and behavior of individual events, as well as the aggregated statistics of multiple events, is a field of science that is increasingly shaping the public’s perception of climate change. We welcome applications from researchers who are using a range of approaches, including observational analysis, dynamical theory, machine learning, statistical modeling, and dynamical and fully coupled Earth system models to study changing hydrological and climate extremes, with an emphasis on creating new knowledge about the basic mechanisms that will enable a predictive understanding of these phenomena and their impacts on human and natural systems. UC Irvine’s ESS department was founded to explore the global environmental changes that occur on human time scales. The department has 24 full time faculty from diverse backgrounds (http://www.ess.uci.edu/). The successful applicant will have a strong research agenda, a commitment to excellence in teaching and in promoting diversity and inclusion in a collegial, cross-disciplinary department.
The Innovative Restoration Project Manager (IRPM) uses matrix management to coordinate a complex, six-state restoration strategy addressing the invasive annual grass and wildfire cycle in western sagebrush ecosystems. Working both internally and externally, the IRPM uses strong communication, team building, and organizational skills to ensure the Innovative Restoration team meets timeline goals and achieves strategic outcomes. The IRPM builds strong partnerships with other agencies, organizations, and stakeholders to further development and demonstration of new restoration solutions that improve upon and leverage traditional models. On certain projects, the IRPM serves as a principal contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community.
The Yosemite & Sequoia Reserve Director will be responsible for the leadership, operations, programs, and administration of the Sierra Nevada Research Station (SNRS). SNRS is located at Wawona in Yosemite National Park (often referred to as the Yosemite Field Station) and it is the hub of the Research Station. The Reserve Director will also have responsibility for the Sequoia Field Station (SFS), located at Wolverton in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, and potentially also for the Circle J Ranch, in collaboration with SCICON in Springville, CA. These latter two partnerships are under development and they are not yet official NRS reserves.
The Reserve Director will provide daily management of the Yosemite Field Station, and general oversight of SNRS operations: managing and implementing requests for facilities use, serving as the primary liaison between the field station users, UC Merced, the community, the Park(s), and additional partners.
The Reserve Director will also use advanced concepts in environmental research and facilities management to effectively assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of operational policies for a field station(s). This includes staying current on and implementing best practices and opportunities for running a research station; ensuring that budget targets are met; and keeping use records and preparing annual reports.
The Reserve Director will provide expertise related to field station responsibility, such as wildlife biology, forestry, agriculture, ecosystems research, cultivation, meteorology, oceanography, etc., or technical concepts related to the area of research being conducted at the field stations. They will maintain and enhance research, education, and outreach partnerships and programs, and enhance Research Station facilities and programs through extramural proposals and development activities.
November 21, 2019 1:00 pm PST
Dissertation Defense: Spatio-Temporal Variability of Wildfires and Their Climate Drivers from Continental to Global ScaleNovember 22, 2019 1:00 pm PST
December 3, 2019 (All day) to December 5, 2019 (All day)
December 3, 2019 (All day) to December 4, 2019 (All day)
Webinar - The North American Wildland Fuels Database (NAWFD): Improved Information on Fuel Loading for Fire and Smoke Modeling in Research and OperationsDecember 3, 2019 11:00 am PST