Wetland Restoration Technician
The Wetland Restoration Technician will primarily assist in the development of the Truckee Meadows Nature Study Area through research design, hands on field projects, and data collection and analysis.
The AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Technician will be an essential member of the team for this young non-profit organization. This person will implement and support the Wetland Restoration Program. The Wetland Restoration Program aims to restore a decommissioned golf course back to a functional wetland system. This AmeriCorps member will assist in restoration through research design, invasive plant removal, native plant establishment, site monitoring, trail maintenance, and the development of interpretive signs. Members in this position will also interact with the community and communicate restoration activities and goals.
Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is a private nonprofit that was incorporated in 2012 and received its 501(c)(3) determination in 2013. The Parks Foundation protects and enhances our communities' livability through public engagement, education, and the sustainability of our parks, open spaces, and trails. Current programs focus on improving community health and wellness and developing people’s appreciation for the natural and cultural history found in local parks. A special emphasis is placed on increasing access to free programming for low income community members in order to improve education and health outcomes for people living in poverty.
February 2021 - August 2021
Facilitate the Wetland Restoration Program;
Remove invasive plant species and other debris;
Harvest seeds and plant native species;
Trail and bridge maintenance;
Develop interpretive signage;
Monitor study plots;
Collect and analyze plot data;
Lead interpretive walks and hikes;
Interact with members of the community;
Develop relationships with park visitors;
Recruit, coordinate, train and retain volunteers;
Facilitate other interpretive programs such as Truckee Meadows Trails Challenge and Discover Your Parks walks
Passionate commitment to TMPF’s mission and vision;
High degree of initiative and spirit of service;
Exceptional writing skills;
Strong communication skills;
Strong organizational skills;
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Natural Resource Management, or a related field, or 1-2 years related experience;
Preferred: Previous experience as a field technician;
Preferred: Knowledge of Great Basin and wetland plant species;
Preferred: Experience in data collection.
Lift up to 50-70 pounds of material or equipment
Bend, life, pull, and push
Crouch, stoop, kneel, stand, or bend for long periods of time
Walk for long periods of time on uneven surfaces
Be outside in extreme heat or cold (depending on season)
Compensation and Benefits
In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of approximately $1,150/month and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,097.50.
This position is a half-time (6 month) AmeriCorps State/National position.