Prairie Restoration Technician

Expected Dates
June 1, 2021 to November 12, 2021
The Nature Conservancy Minnesota
Position ID
The Prairie Restoration Technician (Intern) will assist with prairie restoration work on lands owned by The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and MN Department of Natural Resources. The main duties will be primarily native prairie seed collection, processing, and planting.  The position will also require field data collection and data entry related to on-going restoration, research and monitoring projects being conducted by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) staff and cooperators.  Other work may include tree removal, prescribed burning, and weed control (including herbicide application), or other preserve maintenance tasks.  The technician will need to work closely with Conservancy staff, partner agency staff, cooperating scientists, contractors, and volunteers.  

This position is an ideal opportunity for an aspiring field botanist with a passion for habitat restoration and an interest in developing skills in botany or plant ecology.  Self-motivated aspiring field ecologists with minimal experience in wildlife habitat management will also be considered.

This position provides:
- $225 weekly Living Allowance
- $1,100 one-time round-trip Travel Allowance
- $100 reimbursable work boot allowance
- Housing provided on-site
- Health Insurance (if needed)

This position is an AmeriCorps program and acceptance of AmeriCorps membership is required. The AmeriCorps Education Award received upon successful completion of this position is $3,172.50. 

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.*

It is SCA’s policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared results prior to the position’s start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position’s start date will be delayed due to non-compliance. 
  • Operations base in Hawick, MN. Work will primarily be within a 50 mile radius of operations base. Housing provided.
  • Plant Identification workshops NWCG Fire Training Herbicide safety ATV/UTV safety Chainsaw safety Water pumps GPS receivers GIS
  • Work with volunteers Network with Conservation professionals Learn business of conservation
    Botany/Ecology/Natural History Fire Ecology Natural Resources Conservation Canoeing/Kayaking Fishing
    Biking/Hiking Volleyball/Softball Swimming
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience