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Natural Area Land Manager Assistant – Full Time Limited Term
The Prairie Enthusiasts - Empire-Sauk chapter
We are hiring 2 or 3 people to assist in the management of natural areas. It is anticipated that you will work full time (40 hours per week), for a limited term, from April 1st through August 1st in 2022. This position will be with the Empire-Sauk Chapter working at preserves in Dane and Iowa Counties. To learn more about the positions and how to apply, click link.
Natural Area Land Management GIS Specialist – Full Time Limited Term
The Prairie Enthusiasts - Empire-Sauk chapter
This is a full-time position (40 hours per week), for a limited term, from April 4th through September 30th in 2022. Work activities include, but not limited to, bringing digital data into a GIS, collecting location data with GPS units, analyzing GIS data, and using herbicide in control of invasive plants. This position will be with the Empire-Sauk Chapter, and you will be working at TPE’s Mounds View Grassland preserve near Barneveld, WI. To learn more about the position and how to apply, click link.
Paid Internships - Restoration Ecology (Summer 2022)
The Prairie Enthusiasts - Empire-Sauk chapter
Looking for field experience in natural area restoration and management? Four paid internships in restoration ecology are available through the Empire-Sauk Chapter. These are full-time positions for 12 weeks from Tuesday, May 31, through Friday, August 19, 2022. Applicants should be in college, at the sophomore level or higher, and have a demonstrated interest in restoration ecology or the conservation/management of rare species and ecosystems. The work will take place at four high-quality nature preserves in western Dane County and eastern Iowa County near the villages of Mount Horeb, Mazomanie, Blue Mounds, and Barneveld. To learn more about the positions and how to apply, click link.
Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa Staff, Americorps, and Youth Opportunities
Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
At Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI), we are proud of our long history of public service for the benefit of our members, our partners, the environment, and our community. By joining our passionate and dedicated team, employees and youth participants are part of an ecosystem much bigger than CCMI.
Restoration Landscape Technician
Native Roots LLC
Restoration Landscape Technician will be expected to participate in maintenance, landscape construction, and stewardship tasks. Maintenance tasks may include services, such as pruning, weeding and planting. New installations will include sod removal, planting native perennials, shrubs, trees, and installing mulch. Stewardship services include invasive species removal by mechanical and chemical methods, native and invasive seed collection and wildlife surveys. On the job training will be provided as needed. See full description and requirements at link below.
Restoration Field Technician
Cardno now Stantec
Join Cardno's Restoration Services team and be part of projects in the ecological restoration management field.
Job Description:

Cardno is looking for Ecological Restoration Field Technicians. Projects will involve field labor and technical work. A typical work day consists of 8‐10 hours of in‐the‐field physical labor although, following the requirements of specific assignments, may include irregular hours. This position requires often overnight travel.

Responsibilities include:

> Implementing restoration project work at the ground level under the direction of a Field Supervisor and/or Project Manager

> Native planting with of heavy equipment, seeding, erosion control installation, herbicide application, woody invasive species removal, prescribed fire or any other activities necessary with field implementation of ecological restoration projects

> Document daily field activities and organization of materials

> Comply with all company and client safety requirements

> Follow corporate policies, operate through the proper management channels, and act in the best interest of the company

Basic Qualifications:

> Ability to traverse wet and rugged terrain in often diverse and inclement weather conditions while carrying up to 50 lbs.

> Experience in native and invasive species plant identification

> Experience operating basic hand tools and smaller equipment such as backpack sprayers, augers, chainsaws, and brushcutters

> Experience operating truck/trailer combination

> Availability and willingness to travel overnight for multiple days per week, occasionally more than a week, and adaptable to schedule changes upon short notice

> Will work in an environment where safety is at the forefront of all operations

> Technicians will be required to obtain Commercial Pesticide Applicator's Certifications in Categories A, F, and J

> Valid Driver's License with the ability to drive a company vehicle and an acceptable motor vehicle record

> Must be authorized to work in
Restoration/Regeneration Tech and/or Intern
RestoreDoor EcoLogical Services
flexible and varied seasonal regeneration work on the Door Peninsula- tree planting, burns, prairie weeding, garlic mustard, brush control, etc. give me a call and we can talk details: bob bultman 920.421.2283
Assistant to the Carleton College Arboretum Manager
Carleton College
The Carleton College Arboretum, located in Northfield, MN, is seeking to fill a seasonal, part-time, position. This position assists with habitat management including but not limited to prescribed burning, seed collecting and cleaning, invasive plant control, woody species removal, and herbicide application. The successful applicant will help train and supervise student workers in land management tasks. This 24 hrs/week position will run April through November.

Kohler Co. - Eagle Valley Nature Preserve
Full-time position; Mid-March through early December

Desired Start Date: 3/21/2022
Application Submission Deadline: Received by 3/5/2022

Location: Eagle Valley Nature Preserve, Glen Haven, WI.
A remote 1450-acre preserve in the southwest corner of Wisconsin is owned by Kohler Co. and the Kohler Trust for Preservation and is managed as a wildlife sanctuary to preserve its natural character and integrity. The preserve serves as a perennial winter roost site for Bald Eagles.

Starting Rate of Pay: Approx. $13.90 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience. Full benefits available including vacation, medical, dental, vision, pension, 401K option.

Qualifications: Must be ambitious, punctual, responsible individual, with good attention to detail, capable of working outside in all kinds of weather. Must be able to perform strenuous physical duties (lifting, digging, steep climbing, etc.). Vehicle/machinery maintenance and repair skills with basic construction and landscape knowledge highly desirable. Must be versatile and can perform the safe use of 4x4 pick-ups, ATVs, UTVs, Bobcat, mowers, chainsaws, brush cutters, and a variety of hand tools.

Education: High school education or some college biology coursework and/or field experience preferred.

Duties: Primary duties include landscape and trail maintenance and improvements (e.g., pruning, mulching, weeding, mowing), building and equipment maintenance and repair, snow removal, firewood production, and patrolling property to deter trespass and maintain an undisturbed preserve. Secondary duties might include habitat restoration and management including prescribed burns, noxious weed control by herbicide or mechanical means, brush/tree removal; wildlife research and management; other duties assigned by the Preserve Manager. Provides a valuable career opportunity for diverse work experience in the scenic Mississippi River bluff country of southwest WI.
Seasonal park employee
Iowa DNR state parks, forests and preserves
Park mgmt, resource mgmt, law enforcement, maintenance, interpretation
Garden Coordinator
Hunger Task Force of La Crosse
Coordinate everything for a 2-acre community garden in La Crosse that includes native plant gardens, a wheel-chair assessable garden, a children's garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, and lots of vegetables. There will be lots of volunteers coming to help, so you have to like people. Go to for La Crosse and search for "garden". 35 hours/week.
Garden Worker/Educator
Hunger Task Force of La Crosse
Coordinate all educational workshops for a large community garden. Also, in between workshops take care of the garden and show the volunteers how to take care of it. There are native plant gardens, a wheel-chair assessible garden, a children's garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, perennial herb gardens, and lots of vegetables. Lots of volunteers will come to help, so you have to like people. All of the produce is given out for free. 35 hours/week. Go to for La Crosse and search for "garden".
Pant Ecologist
Wisconsin DNR
The Plant Ecologist is responsible for the design, development, coordination, and implementation of our statewide native plant conservation and management programs, with an emphasis on vascular plants.
Ecological Restoration Technician
Assist DNR staff in all aspects of on-going field projects related to habitat management and property management on State Natural Areas throughout WI. This work includes but is not limited to invasive species control, habitat restoration and management, plant and animal inventories and monitoring, fencing and boundary marking, and trails and infrastructure maintenance. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know several State Natural Areas, as well as to learn, identify, and manage some of the rarest habitats and associated species in WI!
Link: None
Watershed Outreach Coordinator
Green Lake Sanitary District
Meet with landowners to establish best management practices in the Green Lake Watershed.
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