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Center for Natural Lands Management - Prairie Science
Along the southern edge of Puget Sound lies a landscape unusual in the Pacific Northwest. Amidst steep mountains and massive closed canopy forests are open rolling grasslands interwoven with oak savannas, pine woodlands, and rich wetlands. The intertwining of these habitats forms a mosaic that supports a rich array of native birds, mammals, flowers and butterflies-some of which are found nowhere else on Earth. These prairies are now one of the rarest habitats in the U.S; only 1-3% of the original native prairie remains. The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) works with a wide range of federal, state, local and non-profit partners to conserve and restore habitat structure and functioning to these prairies and their associated rare species. To help with this task, CNLM seeks four fulltime AmeriCorps members to fill prairie restoration service opportunities with the South Sound Prairies Program in the Olympia office. These four positions include a Prairie Science Specialist, a Prairie Restoration Technician, a Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, and a Native Plant Propagation Technician.
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Member Duties : Member will provide essential support to our many ongoing experiments targeting effective restoration techniques for western Washington prairies. In order to continue to improve prairie restoration and to reach our goal of high quality prairies that support a full suite of common and rare prairie species, much more information on how this ecosystem functions and how invasive species and fire suppression have impacted the system is needed. The science specialist will spend 60% of his/her time assisting staff with experimental research, project and species monitoring, and data management; the remaining 40% will be spent on restoration practices, including propagating and planting native species, controlling invasive species and restoring ecological processes to South Sound prairies. Scientific studies this member will participate in include direct seeding monitoring, herbicide trials for invasive weeds, mycorrhizal inoculation trials and fire effects monitoring.
Program Benefits :
Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage ,  Training . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment . 
Skills :
Field Ecology/Botany ,  Leadership . 
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Center for Natural Lands Management - Prairie Science

Program Start/End Date
10/01/2013  -   08/15/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  25

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  06/01/2013  To  07/31/2013 

Contact Audrey Lamb
120 Union Ave SE
Olympia   WA   98501

Listing ID 50323