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Summary of Position:
The Land Steward Intern will assist the Stewardship Director and Land Steward of Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS). The Land Steward Interns will be supervised by the Land Steward. Primary activities include field work and project administration. Field work will consist of performing control of invasive species, rare species stewardship and ecological monitoring. Administrative activities will include GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping and data management.
Land Stewards Interns will report to the FoHVOS office located at Strawberry Hill Mansion at the Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain, 32 Fiddlers Creek Road, Titusville, NJ 08560. Work will be conducted locally through our Stewardship Program and statewide with public and private partners through the FoHVOS New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team.
Transportation will be available to access non-local project sites.
1. Perform invasive species mapping and control activities on emerging and widespread species that pose severe threats to rare species and their habitats. Control activities will include mechanical removal and application of herbicides (training will be provided).
2. Ecological monitoring including assisting with measurements of forest and meadow habitats and rare species monitoring including management and searching activities.
3. Maintain forest and meadow restoration projects.
4. Assist with native garden / wildflower meadow restoration projects.
5. Perform other tasks as assigned by the Stewardship Director and Land Steward.
1. Enrollment in or completion of Bachelor’s degree in ecology, natural resource
management or related fields is preferred, but not required.
2. Knowledge of invasive species identification and management is preferred, but not required.
3. Willingness to become a Certified Pesticide Operator under the supervision of the Land Steward and willingness to use herbicides is required.
4. Knowledge of flora and fauna of New Jersey is preferred, but not required.
5. Knowledge of GPS/GIS is preferred, but not required.
6. Ability to conduct physically strenuous field work in rugged terrain is required.
Please send the following materials by Friday, March 5, 2021:
Applications missing any of these items will not be considered.
1. A resume (maximum of two pages)
2. A cover letter addressing how your education/experience qualifies you to accomplish the job duties listed above. Please indicate your interest in the 10-week and/or 26-week positions.
3. Names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and mailing addresses of three references to:
Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space
P.O. Box 395
Pennington, New Jersey 08534
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