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Land Steward Internship
Job Type: full-time temporary position
Location: New Jersey
Posting Date: 12 Feb 14
Closing Date: 16 Apr 14
-Controlling invasive species through population eradications and monitoring
-Propagating native plants from seed
-Planting, watering, and protecting native plants in key areas
-Creating and maintaining public hiking trails
-Monitoring conservation easements
-Helping with outreach programs and volunteer workdays
The Stewardship Interns will receive valuable experience in a full range of land management activities and ecological restoration projects in forest and meadow ecosystems. They will receive training in the identification of invasive and native plants, and in the dynamics of the natural world.
Duration: 10 weeks, June through August 2014 (start & end dates are flexible)
Hours: Monday through Friday, average of 30 hours each week (time will be split between the two organizations)
Compensation: $3,000 over 10 weeks
Supervisors: Jim Amon, Stewardship Director, D&R Greenway; Natural Resources Manager, Friends of Princeton Open Space
Location: Princeton, NJ
Requirements: Ideal candidates will be actively pursuing a degree in ecology, natural resource management, or related fields (not required); must possess a strong interest in conservation, desire to work outdoors and ability to conduct physically strenuous field work.
Friends of Princeton Open Space is a non-profit organization devoted to acquiring open space for preservation, protecting natural resources, maintaining and extending trails, and providing environmental education in the Princeton area. FOPOS holds the conservation easement on the 75-acres Mountain Lakes Preserve and has “adopted” 200 acres of contiguous lands through the town’s Adopt-A-Park Program.
D&R Greenway has been preserving land in central New Jersey since 1989 and to date it has preserved over 18,000 acres, about 3,000 of which it has retained ownership. These lands are actively managed by Greenway to preserve their ecological values. Greenway also maintains 27 miles of recreational trails and annually monitors conservation easements on 60 properties.
Contact Information:To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com by April 15, 2014.
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