Invasive Plant Technician

Expected Dates
September 5, 2021 to December 4, 2021
Acadia National Park
Position ID
This position will cover hands-on learning opportunities with a variety of skills as a member of the park’s invasive plant management team.  Work will consist primarily of serving as a crew-member on a 4-5 person field crew removing non-native plants from the park using herbicide as well as with manual and mechanical methods. The intern will study for and take the Maine State Pesticide Applicator exam to obtain a pesticide applicator license. The intern will also participate in native plant salvage and re-vegetation efforts to restore native plant communities.  

Allowances (pre-tax):
$380/week Living Allowance
$500/month Housing Allowance
$1,100 To/From Travel Grant

  • Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME.
  • Herbicide use and handling training, First Aid/CPR, Driving Dynamics, Orientation to Acadia and NPS, other training offered at the park as available.
  • Intern will learn how to identify native and non-native plants, monitor vegetation using NPS protocols, and learn how to collect field data using tablets. There is hiking, biking, climbing, paddling, and touristy stuff available during the summer.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
degree minor or extensive experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
competent with supervision
Hand Tools
competent with supervision
Plant Identification
competent with supervision
Orienteering compass skills
some experience