The Eastern WA Community Relations Manager develops, manages and advances conservation programs, plans and methods for the Eastern Washington region. This position convenes partners, local governments and other leaders and supports the development of collaborative strategies for the Conservancy’s Dry Forest Health and Community Resilience program. This work will be executed in coordination with local, state and federal partners and programs. This position also engages with local partners in developing and executing integrated land protection and conservation projects.
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- Performs general wildlife area infrastructure and habitat restoration maintenance tasks.
- Maintains/repairs the headquarters facility, compost facility, irrigation system, equipment, fences, roads, trailheads, trails, signs, and gates.
- Posts signs for public information and recreational use.
- Safely operates ATVs, tractors, mowers, chainsaws, and basic power and hand tools.
- Performs regular vehicle maintenance, services, and minor vehicle repairs.
- Fabricates parts using arc welders and cutting torches.
- Assists with the implementation of habitat restoration projects including forest thinning and prescribed burning.
- Conducts weed control activities and maintains the application equipment.
- Uses backpack sprayers to apply herbicide, as well as mechanical means to remove weeds.
- Uses Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques to recommend and assist with proper weed control activities.
- Reads/understands herbicide labels and mixes - uses and stores herbicides properly.
- Interacts with hunters and fishermen and other recreational users about the wildlife areas, wildlife issues or sightings.
Continuing the function of an ongoing professional service to landowners in the Eastern 1/3 of South Dakota through Habitat Forever/Pheasants Forever. The SD habitat specialist can create an outstanding custom operation creating quality wildlife habitat for years to come (planting warm and cool season grasses, prescribed burning, maintenance mowing, food plots, invasive tree removal, herbicide treatment, and wildlife management plans). The Specialist will identify and post easement properties in NE South Dakota using USDA data. Onsite work will include: equipment transport, site preparation, seed mixing and planting, mechanical weed control, and controlled burning. A willingness to work long hours when needed. Office duties will include: project solicitation, detailed record keeping, time and budget management, promotion and education best habitat practices, Rx burn and habitat management plan writing. Work will evolve eventually to working with private landowners, local Pheasants Forever chapters; other partners will include state natural resource agencies, NRCS, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and other local, state and federal agencies. Habitat Specialist will implement the USDA contract to restore easement properties to include easement signage, easement fencing, and prepping land for easement management purposes. The first year of this position will be primarily focused on signage and fencing of easement properties. The habitat building work will slowly be added through the early years.
Anticipated Start Date: May 10, 2021
The position activities and responsibilities include supporting the operations, projects, partnerships, and organizations of both the Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative and the Washington Prescribed Fire Council. Washington Prescribed Fire Council.
This position will support the Washington Prescribed Fire Council, the Executive Officers, and the Steering Committee through support of regular meetings, quarterly Steering Committee meetings, the Council Annual Meeting, and other workgroups and meetings as needed. Develop and manage WPFC internal and external communications, including email, social media, websites, and mailing list. Support local initiatives and projects, including the Cascadia Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) Program, cooperative burning, cross-boundary burning projects, and community led fire management.
It will also support the Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative Executive Team, partners and stakeholders through Executive Team Meetings, Executive Team Yearly Retreat, quarterly stakeholder meetings, Joint Task Force meetings, and other meetings as required.
In cooperation with the National Park Service Yosemite National Park (YOSE), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting an Invasive Plant Early Detection and Rapid Response Crew Member who will work in the Invasive Plant Program at Yosemite National Park. The main duties of this position will be to survey for and treat invasive plants in recently burned areas in Yosemite National Park. The incumbent will work under the direction of a crew lead, and will be supervised by the Invasive Plant Program Manager within the Division of Resource Management and Science in the Branch of Vegetation and Ecological Restoration at Yosemite National Park.
Contract Timeline: 28-week appointment, starting May 10th, 2021 (after successful completion of DOI Background Investigation) to November 18th, 2021
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