American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with New River Gorge National Park and Preserve (NERI), is seeking TWO Restoration and Forest Health Members to work directly to restore natural communities and protect forest health alongside NERI Natural Resource Management staff.
The ACE Members 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 Members 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 Members will interact with the public and share information on park resources and issues.
NPS will provide safety and pesticide applicator training. Cross training opportunities are encouraged and could include amphibian surveys, water quality monitoring and analyses, 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.
See the full position description here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/744024.html
- Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident to comply with government contracts
- Able to professionally represent ACE and partner organization
- Ability to be self-directed and be a contributing member of a group
- Valid driver's license with insurable driving record
- Must pass criminal history checks
- Ability to perform essential duties with or without reasonable accommodation
- Have a personal vehicle
- Able and willing to serve outdoors
- Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have exemption
- Relevant experience in ecology, botany, invasive species management, forestry or related discipline
- Experience with hand tools and power tools
- Effective communication skills
- Ability to safely follow procedures used in the field
- Plant identification skills including taxonomy and use of dichotomous key
About American Conservation Experience
American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities for youth of all backgrounds to explore and improve public lands while gaining practical professional experience.