American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with The National Park Service, is seeking one member to contribute to resource management projects alongside NPS Staff.
For more information about ACE and to apply, please visit: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/1022599.html
Start Date: Late October or asap
Estimated End Date: 24-weeks after the anticipated start date
*a 24-week minimum commitment is required *
Location Details/Description:Lake Mead National Recreation Area is located in Boulder City in the arid environment of Southern Nevada. Swim, boat, hike, cycle, camp and fish at America’s first and largest national recreation area. With striking landscapes and brilliant blue waters, this year-round playground spreads across 1.5 million acres of mountains, canyons, valleys and two vast lakes. See the Hoover Dam from the waters of Lake Mead or Lake Mohave, or find solitude in one of the park’s nine wilderness areas.
For more information regarding Lake Mead National Recreation Area, please visit the NPS website: https://www.nps.gov/lake/index.htm
Position Overview:The ACE Fellow will collaborate with NPS staff in planning work activities, doing approximately 50% plant plant nursery operations and approximately 50% vegetation management operations. Duties will include native plant propagation at the Lake Mead NRA native plant nursery and out-planting native plants, salvage and seed collection. Work will include propagation and care (including weeding and irrigation) of plants at the nursery, mixing soil and filling plant containers, documenting propagation protocols, moving heavy plant containers around yard, pest control, assisting in maintenance of facility, seed collection and data management, and installing plants at restoration sites. Other projects will likely include assisting NPS with decommissioning and rehabilitating abandoned road and off-road vehicle disturbance; assessing, repairing, constructing off-road barriers and ungulate management fences and other tasks associated with Mojave Desert restoration. The member will also assist the NPS biological technician with weed control and rare plant monitoring.
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 to Thursday 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM
*For the full position description, please see the link in the “To Apply” Section
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.