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Stewards VISTA: Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
 
 
 
As a small area nonprofit, Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative strives to coordinate and balance preservation and conservation with recreation and economic development so that the natural integrity and heritage of the Mosquito Range and the South Park community is not lost. To succeed, we need the entire community. Programs are science-based, include all applicable partners, and welcome everyone interested in making a difference. Founded in 2007, the MRHI mission is: “Through cooperative efforts, seeks to conserve unique natural areas, preserve historic & cultural sites, promote diverse recreation and develop community business opportunities. The AmeriCorps VISTA will help address these increasing issues by working with towns, county, national heritage area and forest service stakeholders to assist in the development and implementation of a land conservation and recreation plan for the Mosquito Range. This plan will focus on travel management, land conservation and easement priorities to address private property and development concerns, and historical resource protection through interpretation and restoration to reduce vandalism and preserve our remaining mining heritage.
 
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA will engage in the development of a land conservation, natural resource and recreation plan for the Mosquito Range to address significant current natural, cultural and recreation resource issues that directly impact the local economy. This includes the establishment of a formal MRHI Land Conservation Program for project implementation. Primary efforts will target travel management, land conservation, easement priorities to address private property/development concerns, legal recreational access, and historical resource protection to preserve mining heritage. The goal also includes analysis and expansion of current project and job opportunities in resource protection, restoration and interpretation for immediate positive local impact. Ultimately, create new economic opportunities through dedicated environmental stewardship of the Mosquito Range.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  $750 in Prof Dev Funds from Stewards ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Environment ,  Community Organization ,  First Aid ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative

Program Start/End Date
04/12/2021  -   04/11/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  01/20/2021  To  03/05/2021 

Contact John-Michael Aurednik
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
16812380963
jmaurednik@conservationlegacy.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 101059


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