American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is seeking ONE Member to serve as an Invasive Species Technician and assist NPS Staff with fuels reduction projects through preventing the spread of invasive species and ecosystem degradation in the front country areas of Ash Mountain and Cedar Grove.
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Majority of work is front country in the Grant Grove area in Kings Canyon National Park. Work involves mapping invasive plant infestations using a tablet with associated GPS including creating polygons, identifying target species, and estimating percent cover using visual estimates. Interns will also need to drive a government vehicle and will be applying herbicide via backpack sprayer and/or using a UTV with a spray attachment. Work will be in forested, meadow, and riparian sites. Treatment will serve the goals of eliminating seed production, reduce seedbank, and allow native canopy to close. Members will provide invasive plant treatments and will remove invasive plants that germinate in openings created by fire and meadows. In addition, members will assist with post wildfire invasive plant assessments and control from the 2022 KNP Complex Fire. 90% of the time will be spent in the field hiking and performing invasive species control with 10% of the time spent in the office for administrative responsibilities.
- Able to represent ACE and partner organization in a professional manner
- US Citizen or Permanent Resident (to comply with federal contracts)
- Valid driver's license
- Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or able to receive an exemption
- Must undergo required criminal history checks
- Ability to be both self-directed and a contributing member of a group
- Ability to perform essential duties with or without reasonable accommodations
- Willingness to apply herbicides (training provided)
- Have relevant experience in natural resources, environmental science, biology, botany, and/or invasive plant survey or control
- Knowledge of the National Park Service
- Experience using botanical/dichotomous keys for plant ID
- Ability and willingness to hike in mid to high elevation terrain with equipment and large pack
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.