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Ad Title: Ecological Resource Scientist
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden - Shaw Nature Reserve
Post Date: 09/18/19
Contact: Quinn Long
City: Gray Summit
State: MO
Zip: 63089
Email: quinn.long@mobot.org
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Description:
The Ecological Resource Scientist monitors and curates biodiversity data and advances knowledge of natural history and ecology at Shaw Nature Reserve, providing technical and scientific support for ecological restoration and other programs at the Nature Reserve. This position coordinates with external scientific partners and Missouri Botanical Garden research staff to promote research activities that inform management and restoration efforts while advancing the Nature Reserve’s status as a site for ecological research. The Ecological Resource Scientist participates in all aspects of the SNR ecological restoration program including seed collection, invasive species control, prescribed fire, developing management plans, and mentoring restoration and research technicians, interns, and volunteers. This position coordinates relationships with collaborative partners, governmental, and scientific agencies, secures financial support for restoration and other conservation activities by preparing proposals and obtaining grants and other funding from outside funding sources. The Ecological Resource Scientist supports education and outreach by communicating natural history expertise for diverse audiences including school and public program participants, citizen scientist, land managers, volunteers, and donors.
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Ad Title: Southwest Region Steward, Virginia Natural Heritage Program
Location: Jonesville, Virginia
Post Date: 07/31/19
Contact: Laura Nelson
Phone (W): 804-786-5657
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Description:

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is the state’s lead conservation agency and it takes a diverse agency to work for a diverse commonwealth. DCR protects what people care about – access to the outdoors, natural habitats, open spaces, clean water and safe infrastructure.

We manage 38 Virginia State Parks, which has thousands of campsites, hundreds of cabins, beaches, festivals, educational programs, more than 500 miles of trails… the list goes on.

If you’re someone who wants to love what you do, and make a difference, DCR is the place for you!

DCR is currently seeking candidates for a Natural Areas Steward position located in far southwestern Virginia. This position is part of DCR’s Natural Heritage Program responsible for conserving Virginia’s biological diversity through inventory, protection and stewardship, and twice selected as the outstanding Natural Heritage Program in the Americas. The position is part of a professional natural resource team managing the state Natural Area Preserve (NAP) system, which protects habitat for rare species and outstanding examples of Virginia’s natural communities. Location is Jonesville, Virginia.

Responsibilities: Lead natural areas management activities on state natural area preserves in the Southwest Region of Virginia, focusing primarily on preserves in Lee County with a special emphasis on managing The Cedars Natural Area Preserve. Specific duties include developing and implementing preserve management plans, monitoring rare species populations and natural community condition status, assisting with karst inventory and resource protection, prescribed fire planning and implementation, invasive species control, developing and implementing deer population management strategies, developing interpretive signs, monitoring effects of public use on natural resources, conducting interpretive field trips and cultivating and coordinating volunteers. The position also provides technical consultations on natural area stewardship issues to a wide range of clients including federal, state and local government land managers, as well as to private landowners.
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