MANAGEMENT AND RESTORATION:
Assist in controlling invasive species (including use of herbicides)
Assist in removing trees and non-native brush from woodlands, including use of chainsaw, brushcutter, and brush pile burning.
Assist in preparing for and carrying out controlled burns with natural areas staff. Includes preparing firebreaks, safety equipment and tools, planning, and burning.
Scouting, collecting, cleaning, mixing, and broadcasting of native seeds.
•MONITORING AND RESEARCH: Assist with native species monitoring and other projects conducted in collaboration with department scientists, students, and other staff.
•OTHER: Assist with bike path and nature trail maintenance, as well as litter collection throughout the natural areas and adjoining spaces
•TRAINING: Participate in workshops and training sessions to enhance skills and expertise in target areas
Some experience with natural areas restoration or conservation work, or related experience working outdoors over a range of challenging conditions. Experience with or an interest in learning plant species of the Chicago region, including the use of dichotomous keys to identify plant species. Possess or willing to obtain an Illinois pesticide applicator license and prescribed burning certifications (including Chicago Wilderness Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Training). Commitment to fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment.