Posts Tagged ‘Conservation’

Save the Redwoods League is a San Francisco-based conservation organization that has protected redwood lands in California for nearly 100 years:http://www.SaveTheRedwoods.org. We seek to hire an energetic and creative Education & Interpretation Manger to develop redwood forest interpretative materials and offer trainings on redwood science, redwood conservation, and the League’s history. In addition, this individual will administer an education-focused grants program to send kids on field trips to the redwoods, support teachers as they develop innovative redwood curriculum, and help our partners strengthen their own redwood education initiatives.

For more information on the position and how to apply, please visit: http://www.savetheredwoods.org/league/pdf/Education-Interpret-Manager_11413.pdf

Further inquiries about the position should be sent to Jobs@SaveTheRedwoods.org

Best Wishes,
Emily Burns

Director of Science
Save the Redwoods League
114 Sansome Street, Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
(p) 415-362-2352

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The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), a US non-profit organization, UK and Cayman Islands charity, has openings in our Coral Reef Internship in Marine Ecology and Conservation program for students who want to excel in Coral Reef science and develop hands-on skills in Research, Marine Ecology and Conservation.

Applications close March 1st for this unique opportunity to:
– be a part of solving real-life conservation issues
– conduct field research alongside leading Scientists
– develop an individual research project
– gain course credit in Marine Ecology and Conservation (4 course credits Rutgers Univ. Inst. of Marine & Coastal Sci.)
– and gain diving / snorkelling experience for research on one the Caribbean’s top ranked coral reefs.

Course dates: Saturday 29th June – Tuesday July 16th

Location: Little Cayman Research Centre, Little Cayman Island, Cayman Islands, Caribbean

To apply go to http://www.reefresearch.org/ccmi_website/edufield/edufield_02.htm

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Proposal deadline: Monday, February 11, 2013

The Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship program is a research program conducted in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Named in honor of the late Dr. Tibor T. Polgar, a major contributor to the early development of the Foundation, this program provides a summertime grant ($3,800 for each fellowship) and limited research funds for eight college students (both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible) to conduct research on the Hudson River. The objectives of the program are to gather important information on all aspects of the River and to train students in conducting scientific studies and public policy research.
Over the past 28 years, the Polgar Fellowship program has produced a large body of research in the Hudson River, with a concentration on the four marshes of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (Stockport Flats, the Tivoli Bays, Iona Island Marsh, and Piermont Marsh), compiled in the annual Polgar Fellowship reports published by the Foundation. Anyone interested in obtaining this material in order to plan projects building on the work of previous Polgar fellowships or in discussing potential research topics should contact the Foundation.

Because of the training and educational aspects of this program, each potential fellow must be sponsored by a primary advisor. The advisor must be willing to commit sufficient time for supervision of the research and to attend two meetings (orientation and final reports) with their students. Advisors will receive a stipend of $500.

Application Procedures:

Applications for a Polgar Fellowship should include:

A letter of interest in the program;
A short description (4-6 pages) of the research project, including a statement of its significance;
A timetable for completion of the research;
An estimate of the cost of supplies, travel, etc.;
A letter of support from the student’s advisor; and
The applicant’s curriculum vitae.

Applications, in electronic PDF format, for Polgar Fellowships must be received by the Foundation by 5:00 pm, Monday, February 11, 2013. The electronic copy of the application should be sent in one PDF filetoinfo@hudsonriver.org. with the subject heading “Polgar Proposal Submittal.” One original copy, postmarked no later than Monday, February 11, 2013, must be sent to:

Polgar Fellowship Committee
Hudson River Foundation
17 Battery Place, Suite 915
New York, NY 10004.

Letters of support may be submitted separately.

If you have questions, or if you wish to discuss research ideas or to acquire copies of previous Polgar Fellowship Program annual reports, contact Helena Andreyko at 212-483-7667.

Successul applicants will be notified of their fellowship awards by late April 2013.

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NatureServe is a non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to provide the scientific basis for effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs are the leading source for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems.
We have several job openings at NatureServe. Of particular interest are a Citizen Science internship and Vice President for Conservation Science. The current VP for Conservation Science will be leaving us to become the Head of IUCN Science and Knowledge Management. For more information on the positions click here.

NatureServe does great work that touches many areas of conservation including data collection/maintenance/distribution for at-risk species, development of an ecological community classification system (U.S. National Vegetation Classification), decision support tool development (NatureServe Vista), development of a Climate Change Vulnerability Index for species, and much more. For more information on NatureServe click here.

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Th Environmental Law Institute (ELI) periodically hires recent college graduates to serve as Research Associates. Research Associates work directly with the 15–20 lawyers and scientists in the Research and Policy Division on projects addressing environmental and natural resource protection and pollution prevention. A typical workload combines research and administration.

The Research and Policy Division publishes research studies and conducts a variety of training courses and workshops. Specific subject areas include: air and water quality, climate change, renewable energy, hazardous waste and brownfields, international environmental policy, sustainable land use, biodiversity conservation, wetlands management, freshwater and ocean policy, public health, environmental enforcement, and mining law.

(1) Superior research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills, and
(2) Strong desire to gain knowledge in the environmental field. A background in environmental issues is preferred but not required. Research Associates are asked to stay for a minimum of two years. This entry-level position is designed for recent college graduates. Previous Research Associates have gone on to law school, graduate school, and other positions in the environmental field.

Salary: $29,000 with excellent benefits.

How to Apply:  Submit an application package via ELI’s online application system. 

Note that your submission must contain three uploaded documents (Word or PDF format), as follows:
(1) Cover letter
(2) Resume (must include overall undergraduate GPA)
(3) Analytical writing sample (preferably not scientific or narrative) of 3-5 pages in length

Please note that although the application requests three references, they will only be contacted in the event that you are invited to interview. We will notify you before contacting any references.

Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm EST on Friday, February 15, 2013. You must use ELI’s online application system; ELI cannot accept applications submitted by email, USPS or other shipping service, or hand delivery. No phone calls, please. Please send an email to vanwyk@eli.org if you have any technical problems complying with these application instructions. Questions about the position can be sent to RAsearch@eli.org.

Click here for more information and to apply.

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The Watershed Agricultural Council, a non-profit organization working to protect the New York City Watershed while supporting farm and forest land uses, is seeking an Easement Program Stewardship Specialist to assist in the stewardship of agricultural conservation easements designed to protect agricultural and forestry viability and water quality.
Qualifications: bachelor’s degree in supporting field; three years of related experience in land conservation or natural resource management; additional requirements at www.nycwatershed.org
Compensation: high $40,000s
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Amy Hawk
Watershed Agricultural Council
33195 State Highway 10
Walton, NY 13856-2159
Closing date: review of applications will begin December 10, 2012.

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Canyonlands Field Institute is a land and river-based education center utilizing experience-based environmental education to expand understanding of and appreciation for the beauty and integrity of the natural world. Located in the heart of the Colorado Plateau, we offer interdisciplinary studies in natural science, the literary arts and the cultural geography of the region for students and adults. Programs take place in National Parks, and on BLM land, State land, and Forest Service land.
The Program Internship will provide exposure to a wide range of adult and student field study programs that CFI conducts in the canyon country surrounding Moab, UT. The intern will be mentored by the Field Manager and Trip leaders to gain experience in field teaching, guiding, logistics, operational support and program design. CFI programs take on a variety of forms from local day tours in the National Parks, to river trips, to multi-day outdoor school programs.
The intern will be trained to lead half day tours on his/her own for adult and family visitors in the National Parks and surrounding areas. These tours will involve driving vans, leading participants, and hiking short distances for interpretive programs. The intern will be trained in a wide range of topics related to the Colorado Plateau such as natural and cultural history, geology, and regional issues. The Intern will gain skills necessary for safe and effective group management. In addition to field skills and duties, the intern should be prepared for learning and doing work in the warehouse, office, and in-town programs.
  • Minimum of 8 hour first aid and CPR training
  • Minimum age of 21
  • Good driving record (motor vehicle report required with application
  • College degree in related field
  • Previous work with students/teaching/interpretation in any setting is preferred
Compensation: $100/week plus free housing in exchange for 8 hours of work trade
To apply, please submit to info@cfimoab.org by January 15, 2013:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 3 References with phone and email for contacts
  • Copies of First Aid/CPR cards (current through internship dates). If certifications expire during term, please provide proof of registration for a course to be completed before internships
  • Motor Vehicle Report

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