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Job Opening: Stewardship Ecologist Position with TNC, Michigan (fwd)




Date: Sun, 27 Apr 97 09:20:20 MST
From: RICH_GREENWOOD@mail.fws.gov

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Subject: Stewardship Ecologist Position
Author:  WILSMANL@dnr.state.mi.us (Leni Wilsmann) at 9DE~INTR
Date:    4/25/97 10:32 AM


Please bring this position opening to the attention of qualified candidates. 
  Review of applications will begin on May 23rd.  Please contact Sue Ridge 
by email  (ridges@wildlife.dnr.state.mi.us)  or phone (see end of 
announcement) if you would like this sent on letterhead to a potential 
applicant.
     
Thanks,
Leni Wilsmann
wilsmanl@wildlife.dnr.state.mi.us
     
                                                   STEWARDSHIP ECOLOGIST
     
SUPERVISOR:    Michigan Natural Features Ecologist and State Parks
                                  Stewardship Program Manager
LOCATION:           Lansing, Michigan 
DURATION:         Three Years
START DATE:    June 1, 1997
     
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
     
Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI), The Nature Conservancy's 
Heritage Program in Michigan is hiring a Stewardship Ecologist to work with 
the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), Parks and Recreation 
(P&RD).  MNFI is in its eighteenth year of developing and maintaining the 
only comprehensive biological and conservation database (BCD) on the rarest 
elements of the state's biotic diversity, including a continuing effort to 
complete a natural features inventory of all of Michigan's 96 State Parks 
(265,000 acres).  MNFI's inventory work has identified many quality natural 
areas within Michigan State Parks that are in need of restoration and 
management.
     
The Stewardship Ecologist will assist the State Park Stewardship Program 
with a variety of stewardship projects statewide.  Examples of current 
projects include lake plain prairie/savanna restoration at Algonac State 
Park; prairie restoration at Highland Recreation Area and Fort Custer 
Recreation Area; and sand mine restoration at Grand Mere State Park.  The 
Stewardship Ecologist must have a broad background and interest in 
ecological restoration, plant ecology and field systematic botany. 
Experience with herbicide use, biological monitoring, entomology, computer 
database software and GIS is also important. Excellent oral and written 
communication skills are required. The Stewardship Ecologist must have a 
strong commitment to the conservation of biological diversity.
     
This is a position with The Nature Conservancy, not the Michigan Department 
of Natural Resources.
     
DUTIES:
     
1.   Prepare prescriptions for ecological restoration and management of the 
state park natural communities, including ecological burn prescriptions. 
Provide technical expertise to land managers as they implement the 
prescriptions.
     
2.   Develop and implement adaptive management monitoring of ecological 
restoration projects. Prepare monitoring reports and revised management 
prescriptions.
     
3.   Perform site reconnaissance of proposed development projects (both 
internal and external) on state park lands to determine natural resource 
impacts. Provide technical assistance to Parks and Recreation Division field 
     
staff and division office planning staff, including review of park 
development projects, easements.
     
4.   Conduct/oversee threat assessments of natural areas.
     
5.   Prepare specifications for research projects and contracted resource 
management.
     
6.   Research and prepare informational materials, such as native plant 
recommendations for use in State Parks for erosion control, habitat 
enhancement, landscaping. Provide technical expertise for volunteer 
restoration workdays, invasive plant control, native seed collection, etc.
     
7.   Report on the status of element occurrences of sensitive natural 
features for incorporation into MNFI's Biological and Conservation Database 
and Park and Recreation Division management plans.
     
REQUIREMENTS:
     
1.   Minimum of Masters degree in botany, ecology, or related discipline 
with a strong field emphasis. Field experience beyond that required for 
degree is highly desirable. Bachelor's degree is acceptable with three years 
     
of post-baccalaureate, field-oriented, professional experience focusing on 
restoration ecology.  Good understanding of biological monitoring, 
experimental design and statistical analysis.
     
2.   Demonstrated expertise and familiarity with Michigan or Midwest flora 
and natural communities.
     
3.   Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as to 
productively participate on a work team. Interest and experience in working 
with land mangers, volunteers and the general public. Excellent oral and 
written communication skills.
     
4.   Good physical condition to conduct long days of strenuous fieldwork, 
often under adverse conditions in remote areas of state parks. Willingness 
to travel with overnight stays.
     
5.   Experience with word processing and database management programs.
     
6.   Demonstrated commitment to the conservation of natural diversity.
     
REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN ON MAY 23, 1997.  Applications received 
after May 23, 1997 will be accepted and reviewed until the position is 
filled.
     
Only completed applications will be considered and must consist of: résumé; 
readable copy of college transcripts; names, addresses, and telephone 
numbers of three professional references; cover letter addressing your 
experience, qualifications and interest in the position; 1-2 page sample of 
your writing; date available to start work.
     
Please mail or fax or application to:
     
Sue Ridge
Michigan Natural Features Inventory
P.O. Box 30444
Lansing, MI 48909-7944
     
Phone:    (517) 373-1552
Fax:          (517) 373-6705
     
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
     

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