Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Habitat Restoration Assistant

UCSB’s Coal Oil Point Reserve currently has an opening for a Habitat Restoration Assistant beginning July1st , and continuing through the end of the year. The Assistant will help with implementing restoration projects and gain valuable experience with hands-on restoration techniques and principles. The assistant will work with the Reserve Steward, a Restoration Ecologist and student interns and participate in all aspects of restoration: removal of non-native plants, seed collection, plant propagation, preparation for intern and volunteer workdays, and
enhancement and preservation of existing restoration sites.

This is a great opportunity to gain field experience in restoration techniques, native plant propagation, and volunteer supervision. The assistant will be employed for approximately 6-10hours/ week at a pay rate of $10/hour. Applicant must be a UCSB student, and available for the entire summer. Preferred availability is Friday mornings (~8:30-12:30) plus one other weekday morning (9-12noon), and able to commit to occasional weekend time (~one Saturday/per month). Students eligible for work study in the Fall are strongly encouraged to apply!

To apply, send resume and class schedule/time availability for summer and fall quarter to: Tara Longwell at longwell@lifesci.ucsb.edu and Darlene Chirman dchirman@starband.net

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