Forest Health and Restoration Intern

National Park Service
Glen Jean, WV
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The ACE Member will learn about natural resource management issues through interactive experiences and assignments at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Bluestone National Scenic River, and Gauley River National Recreation Area. The Member will assist Natural Resource Management staff and partners with invasive plant control, forest pest control, restoration of globally rare plant species and communities, restoring legacy minelands, revegetation, seed collection, rare plant monitoring, and data management. The Member will interact with the public and share information on park resources and issues. This position will require the use of herbicides and insecticides. Training: NPS will provide safety and pesticide applicator training. Cross training opportunities are encouraged and could include water quality monitoring, wildlife monitoring, trail maintenance, archaeology surveys, interpretation, and public education. This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups. Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 7:00 - 5:30 (30-minute lunch break)
Required: Member must be US citizen or Permanent Resident, as required to comply with U.S. government contracts Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing Member of a group. A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request). Willing to undergo and must pass required three-part criminal history checks. Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. ACE Members must verify that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or have requested and been granted a medical or religious exemption to vaccination by the time they start their term. ACE Members will need to complete bi-weekly timesheets, beginning of term feedback forms, end of term evaluations and for longer terms, a mid-term evaluation. Members may not participate in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement or as defined by AmeriCorps. To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit our website Preferred: Competitive applicants for this position can hold or be pursuing a degree and/or have relevant experience in ecology, botany, biology, invasive species management, forestry, natural resource management, environmental science, or related discipline. Knowledge or ability to learn how to use hand tools Knowledge or ability to learn common invasive plant and pest species identification Ability and willingness to safely follow procedures used in the field
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Emanuel Aragon Cruz
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