Invasive Plant Control Strike Team Regional Member

Expected Dates
September 8, 2014 to December 29, 2014
Site
Invasive Plant Control Inc.
Position ID
PO-00547406
Invasive species is second only to human development for the decrease in bio-diversity and endangered species.  For this reason Invasive Plant Control, Inc. (IPC), a privately owned company considered one of the leaders in the invasive plant control market in the US, is working with area land managers to curb the degradation of critical habitats.  Interns will have the opportunity to work in various natural areas throughout the Eastern U.S. with an emphasis on invasive plant management.  Interns have opportunities to work with the The National Park Service, Dept of Defense, local agencies, and NGO’s (The Nature Conservancy).  Invasive plant management will include a variety of methodologies (integrated vegetation management) including but not limited to chemical application using backpack sprayers, hand-held sprayers, ATV/UTV’s; chainsaws and brushcutters; and hand tools including machetes.

  • Eastern U.S., from Maine to Florida
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Chain Saw Skills
some experience
Leadership Experience
competent with supervision
Community Engagement
some experience
Plant Identification
competent with supervision
Orienteering compass skills
some experience