Invasive Plant Management Camp; Restoration Internship – California

Agency
American River Parkway Foundation
Location
Carmichael, CA
Job Category
Internships
Salary
unpaid
Start Date
09/15/2017
Last Date to Apply
10/01/2017
Website
http://www.arpf.org
Description
Mission: The mission of the American River Parkway Foundation Internship program is to work with ARPF staff to support the preservation and enjoyment of the American River Parkway by fostering environmental education, stewardship and volunteer opportunities. Requirements: • Background/interest in environmental science or natural resources • Must be able to lift 25lbs • Must be able to work independently • Ability to swim • Interns must be able to hike up to five miles per day carrying gear and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds. Work in the field includes exposure to environmental hazards including high temperatures, rain, rattlesnakes, ticks and biting insects, and poison oak. Description: The invasive plant management intern (IPMI) will assist APRF staff in the management and control of specified invasive plant species along the American River Parkway. Work will take place between Hazel Avenue and the confluence of the Sacramento/American rivers near Interstate 5. Work will be completed >80% outdoors. Skills Gained: The intern will gain valuable skills and knowledge in the following areas: • The collection & processing of GPS data • Volunteer recruitment and management • Knowledge of the flora and fauna of the American River Parkway • Management of invasive plant populations • Monitoring techniques for restoration projects Tasks: Training • Initial Office Training • Field days training Volunteer Management • Responsible for organizing and leading one volunteer plant day a month • Help out with other volunteer groups as needed Oak Program • Census Groves • Take updated photopoints at sites as appropriate • Update map information on volunteer seedling groves Burn Restoration Program • Take updated photopoints at sites as appropriate • Weed and maintain plots • Install native plants • Survey sites Invasive Plant Management • Map & Remove invasive plants as assigned • At the end of each month process the new IP data into ArcMap and produce report on work activity Misc tasks as assigned • Maintenance of tools • Assist with trail maintenance as assigned • Other misc tasks as assigned Additional Information: Interns commit to working a minimum of 90 hours over a mutually agreed upon time period. Occasional weekend and evening work will be available but the bulk of the internship will be completed during standard business hours. The internship is an unpaid volunteer position although academic can be arranged dependent on school. Interns must notify and arrange for academic credit before starting the internship.
Qualifications
Requirements: • Background/interest in environmental science or natural resources • Must be able to lift 25lbs • Must be able to work independently • Ability to swim • Interns must be able to hike up to five miles per day carrying gear and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds. Work in the field includes exposure to environmental hazards including high temperatures, rain, rattlesnakes, ticks and biting insects, and poison oak.
Contact Person
Ashley Gilreath
Contact Phone
9164862773
Contact eMail
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