Boulder City, Nevada
Durham, North Carolina
Salt Lake City, Utah
Hoboken, New Jersey
Location: Boulder City, Nevada
Type: Temp to Full Time
Preferred Education: Some College
Area of Focus:
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking ONE Native Plant & Nursery Fellow to contribute to resource management projects alongside Lake Mead National Recreation Area staff.
For more information about ACE, please visit: www.usaconservation.org.
Start Date: September 27, 2021 (some flexibility available for the right candidate)
End Date: September 24, 2022 or 52 weeks after start date
*a 52-week minimum commitment is required *
Location: Lake Mead National Recreation Area is located in Boulder City in the arid environment of Southern Nevada. Swim, boat, hike, cycle, camp and fish at America's first and largest national recreation area. With striking landscapes and brilliant blue waters, this year-round playground spreads across 1.5 million acres of mountains, canyons, valleys and two vast lakes. See the Hoover Dam from the waters of Lake Mead or Lake Mohave, or find solitude in one of the park's nine wilderness areas.
For more information regarding Lake Mead National Recreation Area, please visit the NPS website: https://www.nps.gov/lake/index.htm
Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $720/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.
Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the member and not provided by ACE or NPS.
The ACE Fellow will collaborate with NPS staff in planning work activities, primarily native plant propagation at the Lake Mead NRA native plant nursery and out-planting native plants, salvage and seed collection. Work will include propagation and care (including weeding and irrigation) of plants at the nursery, mixing soil and filling plant containers, documenting propagation protocols, moving heavy plant containers around yard, pest control, assisting in maintenance of facility, seed collection and data management, and installing plants at restoration sites. Other projects will likely include assisting NPS with decommissioning and rehabilitating abandoned road and off-road vehicle disturbance; assessing, repairing, constructing off-road barriers and ungulate management fences and other tasks associated with Mojave Desert restoration.
This individual placement is meant to facilitate professional development and promotes exposure to land management agencies and networking with professionals. This could include gaining experience in different conservation fields and shadowing different work groups.
Lake Mead National Recreation area is located in the Mojave Desert so the ACE Fellow will be required to wear appropriate attire to work in an outdoor setting in extreme weather conditions and very little shade. Outside temperatures can range from below 32°F in the winter to over 120°F in the summer. The Fellow may be exposed to poisonous or noxious plants that may cause skin irritations. They may come in contact with spiders, lizards, scorpions, insects, snakes and other hazardous wildlife. The Fellow will be required to wear all necessary safety equipment to perform duties. Work will occur in remote areas on uneven terrain and various elevation gains. The Fellow may be exposed to direct sun, wind, dust, and rain and other environmental conditions.
Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Members serving under this agreement may be eligible for a hiring authority upon completion of their term of service. Eligible members must meet standard requirements of completing at least 640 hours and utilize their certificate before the age of 31.