The Manager will work to improve ecological conditions on Conservancy-held easements in the Flint Hills as well as those held by other land trusts. Stewardship assistance may be in the form of technical assistance, development of grazing plans, prescribed burning, mapping and spot spraying of invasives and equipment loans. Implementation of stewardship activities will be based on the management needs and circumstances of eased properties, with an emphasis on biodiversity enhancements. This position will also have stewardship responsibilities at two Conservancy-owned preserves that total 13,000 acres.
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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 for a 100+ acre prairie restoration. 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, PC or mobile device.
The Chattahoochee Fall Line (CFL) Program Director serves as The Nature Conservancy’s conservation leader and manager for all aspects of work within the CFL program area, located in west-central Georgia near the city of Columbus. TNC’s strategies for achieving tangible and lasting conservation outcomes include land acquisition, forestry-practices associated with longleaf pine habitat restoration and prescribed fire (on over ~30,000-acres of fee-owned lands), formal partnerships, and community engagement. The CFL Program Director serves as the principle contact to federal and state agencies including the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, to local government leadership including the City of Columbus and county government, as well as other non-profit conservation organizations, private foundations, and the academic community as a principle member of the Chattahoochee Fall Line Conservation Partnership (CFLCP).
This position will coordinate and enhance the on-going efforts of federal, state and private partners on the Indian Creek Woodland Savanna Restoration Initiative and the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) Focal Area in South Carolina. Primary funding partners include The U.S. Forest Service Sumter National Forest (USFS), the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Quail Forever (QF). This individual will marshal efforts on the Indian Creek Initiative to coordinate habitat restoration and subsequent Northern bobwhite quail restoration for the area. The primary objective is to sustain and enhance project momentum.
- Work closely with the USFS, DNR, National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), QF local chapters, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) to conduct landowner outreach and promotion of Farm Bill programs (e.g. CRP, EQIP, SAFE, CSP, etc.) primarily within the Indian Creek priority area.
- Assist USFS and other entities with habitat management planning and implementation on both public and private lands (burn plans, TSI/thinning, timber harvest, timber marking, quail surveys, habitat monitoring, etc.)
- Conduct habitat workshops demonstrating the need for management of our forested ecosystems and the methods that are effective to reach specific management goals (i.e. more diversity, more quail and other wildlife, better forest fuels management, improved aesthetics, etc.)
- Collaborate and serve as a liaison among QF, USFS, DNR, NWTF, FSA, and NRCS concerning the Indian Creek Initiative. Serve on the SC Prescribed Fire Council, SC Quail Council Technical Committee, and the NRCS State Technical Committee.
- Identify, develop, and implement new and innovative habitat initiatives and partnerships that accelerate habitat efforts (e.g. corporate land holders, energy industry, pollinator interests, philanthropic foundations and granting entities, agribusiness etc.) interested in maintaining a vibrant and diverse economy with high quality of life for current and future generations.
- Seek and administer grant and other funding opportunities that help deliver the QF and partner mission priorities. Write grant proposals to leverage funds for additional quail habitat restoration.
- Administer and serve as the local contact for the QF food plot seed and native seed programs.
- Work very closely with the QF Regional Representative and Regional Leadership Team to expand and strengthen QF chapters and provide leadership to chapters on state habitat and outreach initiatives and priorities.
- Work with QF staff and chapters to use the unique QF local fundraising/spending model to develop state and local habitat delivery programs similar to PF/QF’s “Adopt a Wildlife Area” or “Habitat Share” to generate nonfederal matching funds that leverage habitat improvement on State WMA’s and other priority public lands.
- Act as the project manager for current and future USFS agreements within South Carolina, which may include Challenge Cost-Share and/or Stewardship Agreements.
The Land Steward performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management during 2019 and 2020 at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve (17 miles north of Pawhuska). This role is temporary and is anticipated to last through the end of the 2020 calendar year.
July 22, 2019 12:00 pm PDT
July 23, 2019 (All day) to July 25, 2019 (All day)
July 23, 2019 (All day) to July 25, 2019 (All day)
July 31, 2019 (All day) to August 1, 2019 (All day)
August 1, 2019 (All day) to August 2, 2019 (All day)