Conservation and Land Management Internship: USFS Seed Collection – multiple locations

Chicago Botanic Garden
Multiple locations
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
These CLM Internship positions are funded by a participating agreement with the US Forest Service for 4-5 months, primarily scouting and making collections of native seed on Forest Service land under the national Seeds of Success program. When not scouting or collecting seed, there may be opportunities to assist USFS staff on additional tasks for the Forest. These positions will start from mid-May to early June, and end in mid- to late-October. We are currently accepting applications for several Seeds of Success (SOS) focused CLM internships with the US Forest Service at the following National Forests: - Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF in Dillon, MT - Lolo NF in Missoula, MT - Helena-Lewis & Clark NF in Helena, MT - Lincoln NF in Ruidosa, NM - Manti-La Sal NF in Price, UT - Boise NF and Payette NF in Boise, ID - Caribou-Targhee NF in Idaho Falls, ID - San Bernardino NF in San Bernardino, CA - Colville NF in Tonasket, WA - Umpqua NF in Idleyld Park, OR - Umpqua NF in Cottage Grove, OR - Dorena Genetic Resources Center - Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Wilmington, IL - Tongass NF in Ketchikan, AK - Chugach NF in Moose Pass, AK These positions are funded under the Public Land Corp (PLC) program, engaging adults 16-30 years old, and veterans age 35 and younger, in crews and internships on natural and cultural resource projects located on eligible service lands. Upon completion of a minimum of 640 hours and at least 120 hours on Forest Service lands, interns may qualify for a Public Land Corp Act Certificate to be used towards future Federal hiring and non-competitive hiring status for a period of not more than 2 years after completion of the PLC service.
- B.S. in Botany, Plant Science, Ecology, Biology, or a related field - Strong plant identification skills (to species) and knowledge of plant taxonomy; strong knowledge of plant biology. Familiarity with plants and ecosystems of the western U.S. - Experience maintaining accurate and detailed data records (in field and in electronic databases – Excel/Access) - Capable of conducting field work safely in rough terrain in harsh environmental conditions - Experience hiking and backcountry camping, and the willingness to do so for this position - Experience driving large field vehicles with 4-wheel drive; driving on gravel and dirt roads - Wilderness First Aid or other field safety training - Excellent organization skills and ability to handle several projects and deadlines at once - Self-starter, independent worker, able to learn quickly and adapt to challenges
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Chris Woolridge
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