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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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