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Seasonal Preserve Assistant

Mar 15, 2019

The Nature Conservancy in Indiana

Join us outdoors this spring, summer, and fall to help protect, restore, and manage vital natural resources in Indiana!

The Nature Conservancy owns and manages roughly 2400 acres in six counties in northeast Indiana. Our efforts include the restoration of pre-agricultural habitat through reforestation, the hydrological restoration of ephemeral and perennial wetlands, and the installation of native wetland plants. We work to maintain valuable remnant communities through the control of invasive species, fire management, and work with neighbors to minimize ongoing threats to our states valuable Natural Heritage.

Conservation Easement Stewardship Specialist

Mar 13, 2019

Land Conservancy of West Michigan

The Conservation Easement Stewardship Specialist will support land protection and stewardship staff in managing the Land Conservancy of West Michigan’s network of 120+ conservation easement properties located throughout an eight-county service area.

A full job description and application instructions are available here:

Land Conservation Manager

Mar 9, 2019

Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy

Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy is seeking a part-time Land Conservation Manager. Position responsibilities include responding to landowner inquiries, visiting potential properties, preparing baseline and conservation easement documents, and securing funds to purchase fee simple land or conservation easements. The Land Conservation Manager may also assist with marketing, communication, and maintaining accreditation through the Land Trust Alliance.

For the full job description and application instructions are available here:

Ecological Restoration Field Technician/ Laborer

Mar 5, 2019


Cardno is seeking an Ecological Restoration Field Technician/ Laborer. Projects will involve field labor, technical work, and/or supervision of field crews. A typical work day consists of 8‐10 hours of in‐the‐field physical labor although, in accordance with the requirements of specific assignments, may include irregular hours. This position will require overnight travel.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Ecosystem Restoration Designer

Mar 5, 2019

Natural Community Services

Designer responsibilities include: Wildlife habitat assessment and restoration, bioretention, landscape and bioengineering design, bid preparation, client relations, developing plant lists, overseeing native landscape projects, assisting with coordinating work scheduling, and supervising ecosystem restoration projects.

Stewardship Contractor

Mar 3, 2019

Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy

The Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy (SMLC) seeks a motivated and experienced Stewardship Contractor to monitor, report on, and develop management plans for SMLC’s 17 nature preserves. This position will require travel to nature preserves for field work as well as office-based work at the Conservancy Farm in Superior Township.

Stewardship Assistant

Feb 27, 2019

Michigan Nature Association

Michigan Nature Association (MNA), Michigan's oldest statewide land trust, is seeking qualified applicants to assist in land stewardship activities around west and central Michigan, with high priority sites focused around Ludington, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Grand Rapids. The Stewardship Assistant will work with MNA's Regional Stewardship Organizer and MNA volunteers on various land management activities including but not limited to: invasive species management, prescribed burning, boundary marking, site monitoring, and trail maintenance. Education and outreach opportunities are available to interested applicants as well, although the position is primarily focused around land stewardship.

Natural Resources Crew Member

Feb 21, 2019

Springfield Township


Please forward this job opportunity to those who may be interested. Full position description attached.

Job Title: Natural Resources Crew Member
Location: Springfield Township, MI
Employment Status: Temporary, Non-Exempt (approx. 35 hours per week)
Required Education: High school diploma and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
Reports To: Reports directly to Natural Resources Manager
Pay Rate: $13.50-15.25/hour depending on experience and certifications.
Starting Date: Negotiable, April 2019 preferred

AmeriCorps Field Crew Member

Feb 21, 2019

Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa

AmeriCorps Field Crew Members (ages 18-25) receive on-the-job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice completing habitat restoration projects throughout the Midwest. Crews complete natural resource conservation projects such as tree planting, exotic species management, trail construction, stream bank stabilization, prescribed burning, wildland fire fighting and emergency response. Crew Members also get the chance to work alongside conservation professionals and explore career options within the environmental field.

-- Start date: Rolling orientations now through May
-- End date: December 13, 2019

Oakland County CISMA Technician

Feb 11, 2019

Oakland County CISMA

Position: A seasonal invasive species technician is being sought to implement monitoring and outreach activities of the Oakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (OC CISMA). Funding is secured through 2020, with continued employment contingent on securing additional funding.

Cabin Leader Internship

Jan 17, 2019

Dunes Learning Center

General Description:

Dunes Learning Center (DLC) is a residential education facility within the Indiana
Dunes National Lakeshore that works in close partnership with the National Park Service (NPS). Cabin Leaders are members of the program staff at the DLC. They supervise summer camp residents while developing their outdoor education and resource interpretation skills and techniques.

Cabin Leaders are an integral part of the program, being positive role models for our campers.
Specific duties include overnight supervision of campers in cabins, leading evening activities (campfires, group games, night hikes, etc.), leading meal and flag raising activities, and hosting a tent camp out with campers. Cabin Leaders also have the opportunity for professional development by shadowing NPS staff and Dunes Learning Center Naturalists.

Interpretive Naturalist Internship

Jan 17, 2019

Dunes Learning Center

General Description:

Dunes Learning Center (DLC) is a residential education facility within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (INDU) that works in close partnership with the National Park Service (NPS). Interpretive Naturalists are key members of the program staff at DLC. They will develop their naturalist, outdoor education, and resource interpretation skills and techniques. They instruct children and adults regarding the diversity of ecosystems, plants and animals, and cultural history of the INDU and southern Lake Michigan region.

Interpretive Naturalists often work in pairs during the summer to give each the opportunity to shadow peers, provide and receive feedback, and learn a variety of teaching styles and techniques. During the school year, Interpretive Naturalists may shadow NPS staff and have opportunities to attend professional development workshops.

Natural Resources internship

Dec 17, 2018

Natural Community Services

Interns in this undergraduate degree-level intern job title complete and assist with a variety of field assignments to assess, plan/design, protect, restore, sustainably develop, monitor and manage land and water resources for clients of NCS. We're looking for energetic ecological workers who want to make a visible difference increasing biodiversity in metro Detroit!

Design internship

Dec 17, 2018

Natural Community Services

The position will assist with ecological and green infrastructure site assessment, design and installation under NCS lead designer and principal ecologist. NCS typically designs about 40 projects in a typical season, with additional field implementation – so the candidate must also be capable of and interested in physically installing their designs, and managing project quality control in concert with lead designer. These projects also include client and staff communication responsibilities.