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February 9, 2018

Highlight: Recent MEM Meeting

MEM students and faculty recently met to talk about the program and upcoming events as well as watched and discussed Wildness videos produced with the help of Jack Lucido, a film professor here at Western. Discussion of the videos took place inside the nearly finished ENVS building where High Country News will be setting up a temporary satellite office. Students and professors are excited to move back into their newly remodeled home!  Students and staff got a sneak peak at the new building’s planned set-up and it looks like it will be an awesome place to study and learn!

Western’s MEM Alumni and Current Students

 

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What’s Happening on Campus

 

* Western has formed a Sustainability Subcommittee as part of our campus-wide strategic planning process. As many of you know, Western’s 5 Pillars for the current strategic plan are Enrollment and Marketing, Student Academic Success, Student Experience, Funding and Fiscal Sustainability, and Community Relations. Our goal is to tie Western’s triple bottom line thinking into each of these pillars. If you have any ideas that you would like to share that would help make Western more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable, we would love to hear about it! Please direct emails to nking@western.edu. Thanks!

Tips and Tricks

 

* Try listening to this article posted on the NPR website titled “Hey, Students: 5 Things That Are Wrong With Your Cover Letter”. Follow this link and read up on how you can land your next job with a stellar cover letter!

Use this Newsletter! Try reading through as much of it as possible and see what kind of jobs, courses, and internships are out there! It’s never too late or too early to look!

Events and Items of Interest

 

* The Mine Water Solutions 2018 organizing committee and the University of British Columbia are hosting the 3rd Annual Mine Water Solutions Conference (MWS2018) in Vancouver, Canada. . Dates are June 12-15, 2018. Go here for more information.

* On February 24, 2018, a new climate change documentary is going to be released called Saving Snow. The film shows the negative impacts on the winter economy from the perspective of people on the ground and it shines a spotlight on mountain communities and businesses working towards a clean energy future. I'm excited to let you know that the filmmaker is allowing the film to be used for community screenings during it's opening week free of charge. If you are interested in organizing a screening in your area, you can sign up here.

Wildlife 101: Management in the Gunnison Basin. This free three-night series (February 15th, 22nd, and March 1st) will explore the science behind wildlife management, including topics such as: the role hunting plays in conservation, population ecology, habitat management, and the challenges and opportunities in the Gunnison Basin.  All 6:30-8:00pm at the ICElab. Pre-registration is encouraged.

The Archeological Techniques and Research Center in Canada is having an applied field geophysics (GPR applications) intensive training workshop that aims at providing intensive training in applied field geophysical methods in an extraordinary environment in Southern Transylvania. Geophysical methods are an extremely versatile set of techniques used extensively in both research and practical applications from archeology, to urbanism, forensics, geology, and engineering. There will be six day sessions, from June 3rd to Aug. 18th, 2018 with US$985 per session. Go here for more info.

* Attention anyone connected to MEM, Delta County interests are seeking a consultant to respond to the following request for proposal: Delta, Mesa and Montrose Counties are a key fresh producer supply center for CO, including well-recognized regions that secure a price premium (for example, Palisade Peaches, Olathe Sweet Corn). But, as the fresh market has grown and strengthened some business growth opportunities appear less viable due too little capacity to process and market seconds that naturally occur as a bi-product of fresh produce markets, as well as higher grade products that lack a reliable buyer. Priorities and market development in Colorado’s urban core would suggest an increasing market opportunity for value added, differentiated (branded) products. There are several private entities interested in funding opportunities if found to be financially viable. All questions concerning this RFP must be submitted via email to deltaconservationd@gmail.com.

* You can now register to attend the Rocky Mountain Regional Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Early Bird registration ends March 2nd. All the information you need to know can be found by clicking the link here. Join the Environmental Education Association of New Mexico for 3 days worth of workshops, adventure, advocacy, and community building.

* The Four Corners Region of National Association for Interpretation has been working on something special for interpreters and environmental educators this spring!  We are joining forces with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Conference in Breckenridge, and providing an NAI pre-conference workshop.  The main conference begins the evening of May 9 through May 11, and the NAI pre-conference will be during the day on Wednesday, May 9. Go here for more info.

* It’s time to get your tickets for the 41st Annual Red Lady Salvation Ball featuring the Pimps of Joytime that’s happening on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Eldo in Crested Butte. Tickets are $45 and include a 1-year HCCA membership. There will also be a silent auction, the legendary raffle and the 41st Red Lady coronation. Go here for more information.

* The GLOBE Program is looking for volunteers to help score projects for the 2018 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS). The IVSS is a way for students from all over the world to showcase their hard work. With GLOBE, students learn the practices of science through hands-on investigations in their own communities, sparking their curiosity and interest in science. This often leads to inquiries that help solve real-world problems and further understanding of our global environment. Click here for more information and to sign up.

Courses 

 

Universiteit Leiden is excited to announce that the fully upgraded online course A Circular Economy of Metals: Towards a Sustainable Societal Metabolism by Dr. Ester Voet is now live. Everybody interested in recycling of metals should join. They explore options to move towards a more sustainable system of metals production and use. They will focus especially on the options to reach a circular economy for metals: keeping metals in use for a very long time, to avoid having to mine new ones. Enroll for it here!

Kalu Yala is seeking students who are passionate about solving social and environmental issues through the discovery and application of scalable solutions and products for their study abroad program. If you’d like to find out more information about this program, visit their website here!

Solar Energy International (SEI) is seeking applicants to its summer residency in beautiful Paonia, Colorado. Upon successful completion the selected individual will achieve three of SEI’s most sought-after professional certificates: Residential and Commercial Photovoltaic Systems Certificate, Battery-Based Photovoltaic Systems Certificate, and Solar Business and Technical Sales Certificate. The position is a 40 hrs/wk unpaid opportunity in trade for (8) tuition-free SEI classes to earn the three certificates.  Click here for more information

* Volunteer to assist with Aquatic Invasive Inspection at Blue Mesa on the weekends. Training provided, and could provide an avenue toward summer seasonal employment. Contact Blue Mesa District Ranger Melissa Post by calling 641-2337, ext. 246.

* Interested in a Himalayan trek, touring the history and future of sustainability in northern India? There is an ENVS 397/632  summer course in the Himalayas being offered next summer! This can count as upper-level electives, as your ENVS 200, or as your ENVS 360/370 option. It will be co-taught by John and Karen Hausdoerffer, along with India's Foundation for the Contemplation of Nature and MEM graduate Brandon McNamara.  If interested, email Dr. John at jhausdoerffer@western.edu, he would be happy to answer questions. Registration will be open shortly! Apply soon – group size is limited to 16 students.

* Dr. Melanie Armstrong will be having a Political Ecology of the US West Geography 397 course, 9:30-10:45am T&Th. in the spring. In this course, they will explore how contestations over race, religion, nature and capital in the West have shaped the conflicts that define our present experience, such as the energy crisis, immigration, struggles over human rights and public spaces.

MEM students – Consider this leadership and team building course for enhancing your portfolio. It will be conducted across two weekends in April through extended studies (Cost is $120): Leadership at the Edge: Advanced Leadership Practices for Collaboration and Innovation. This course emphasizes: How to expand your reach as a leader, what enables teams to persist in the hard work of collaboration, a practice of leadership that holds space for vulnerability, trust, and risk taking, and how to project influence without authority. Go here for more info.

* There is a tuition free Wildland Fire Resource Advisor Training Course being held on March 13-14, 2018 at Bandelier National Monument for those that frequently serve as resource advisors or those managing resources on public lands. This is a valuable opportunity to learn about resource protection in the context of fire management. Deadline to apply is February 16, 2018. Go here to learn more.

Ecosystem Field Studies is pleased to announce a summer-break section of Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies and Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies and are now accepting applications. This course is accredited by the University of Montana, Environmental Studies Program (ENST 391). It is approved for 3 undergraduate semester transfer credits and is open to students in ecosystem related departments. Go here for more info.

Fellowships and Internships

 

Mountain Roots is offering a $1,250 Healthy Futures Program Development Fellowship to a Western graduate student. This is not a “food" project. Though they are a local food organization, this fellow won’t be working directly with gardens, food, farm, etc. This is a program development and community-based research and asset assessment project. If this opportunity interests you, contact Holly Conn at director@mountainrootsfoodproject.org.

Society for Wilderness Stewardship is now hiring for 2018 Wilderness Fellows. The Wilderness Fellows program hires bright, highly educated, driven, creative, independent young professionals and places them at land management agencies across the country.  To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional or academic references to: hiringmanager@wildernessstewardship.org.  Applications are due by Friday, February 16, 2018.  If you have any questions about the position or the application process, e-mail Kat Lyons, SWS National Program Coordinator. To view the position visit here.

EPA’s Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program (https://go.usa.gov/xnmce) will award approximately $1.2 million nationwide for this competitive opportunity. EPA anticipates awarding ten cooperative agreements (one in each of the ten EPA Regions) of up to $120,000 each. Proposals are due February 16, 2018.

The Boulder Ranger District is recruiting applicants for Wilderness Ranger internship positions for the summer of 2018. The primary duty is to conduct patrols in the Indian Peaks and James Peak Wilderness areas. Ideal applicants have experience hiking and camping in the outdoors, are passionate about the stewardship of wild lands, and interested in a career in natural resource management. This is a volunteer position that includes a $1,500 stipend for a 10-week commitment from June 2-August 12, 2018. Apply today for an opportunity to experience Colorado Wilderness firsthand. Go here to learn more.

The White River National Forest in Colorado is recruiting applicants for several Wilderness Ranger internship positions for the summer of 2018. Interns will receive intensive training and education in natural resource management from an inter-disciplinary, field based perspective.  This is a volunteer position that includes field per diem reimbursement ($140/week), housing, and an exceptional career/life experience.  For more information on the position, view the 2014 Wilderness Program Report here.

* Apply for Estes Valley Land Trust Stewardship Intern position. The Stewardship Intern’s primary responsibility is to ensure each conservation easement is monitored in 2018. This includes coordinating monitoring visits with volunteers, collecting completed reports and digital files and updating natural resource reports. The deadline to apply is March 2nd. Go here for more info.

* Ryan Wilber, a former MEM student, is currently looking for interested grad students to conduct projects, as a wolf restoration fellowship, that will aide in addressing the concerns of stakeholders, educating the public, and helping with their effort at Defenders of Wildlife. He has several project ideas that would fit within the requirements of the MEM program. There are $5,000 matching fellowships available for his first two projects such as constructing a project to investigate the potential that wolves have already recolonized CO. If you have any questions, feel free to email him  at RWilbur@defenders.org.

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for their 2018 Experiential Learning Programs in Cape Town, South Africa. They are offering a variety of 2, and 4-week volunteer programs and internships next summer. As an OHS Volunteer/Intern you will: Gain international experience for graduate school and employment, mentor students to achieve academic growth, and more. Apply here.

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness (FSPW) and the Kootenai National Forest (KNF) in Montana are recruiting for a Backcountry Ranger/community Outreach Intern. The ideal applicant is an experienced leader who is passionate about stewardship of wildlands, interested in a career natural resource management and comfortable in public situations, including presentations. More info about the position can be found in their video here.

* The application for the Cabinet Resource Group Wilderness Ranger Internship for summer of 2018 is now open! The ranger intern’s primary duty is to patrol the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness (CMW) area to educate visitors and protect the area’s wild character. Interns will receive intensive training and education in natural resource management from an inter-disciplinary, field based perspective. Application deadline is March 1st. More info can be found here.

Avid4 Adventure is a great summer job and internship source for both undergrad and graduate students and they are hiring instructors! Work outside, play outside, join an incredible community of educators, and inspire kids – all in one summer! Check out why staff love working for Avid4 Adventure, available positions, and how to apply here. The ideal candidates are ready to inspire youth to live an active, outdoor lifestyle and have a summer full of fun! If you have questions, you should contact jobs@avid4.com.

The Forest Service is hiring student interns and recent graduates through the Pathways Program at the 2017 Society of American Foresters Convention. Positions for current students (undergraduates and graduates): Natural Resource Specialist, Forester, Forestry Technician, and more. For detailed information about the event, visit the Forest Service SAF website

ACE and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who are seeking TWO Individual or One Team National Visitor Survey Interns to provide onsite support in the implementation of a multi-year nationwide survey of visitors to national wildlife refuges. Start date ranges between Jan. & May 2018. Click here for more information about this opportunity!

* The University of New Hampshire is now accepting applications for the 2018 UNH Summer Sustainability Fellowships. These prestigious fellowships are based in organizations and communities throughout New England and offer students the opportunity to gain experience addressing a real issue involving a variety of environmental topics. Application deadline is Feb. 14, 2018. Go here for more information.

The Gunnison Field Department is looking for a Watershed Technician intern. The intern will primarily work in the field throughout the Gunnison Field Office, conducting inventories of soils, springs and roads. There are two major projects where the intern will work: Grazing Permit Renewals and Gunnison Climate Change Adaptation. Deadline is February 28, 2018. Please email a resume with three professional references and contact information to abreibart@blm.gov.

The Colorado Mountain Club Foundation, Academic Fellowships for 2018. The Foundation solicits applications from students enrolled in Colorado colleges and universities conducting research in the Rocky Mountains or this region or students outside Colorado whose research is focused on the Rocky Mountain region. The Foundation awards grants ranging from approximately $500 to $2,000, in disciplines such as biology, chemistry, environmental studies, forestry, geography, geology, history, and law.  Although fellowships are normally awarded to graduate students, undergraduates are also eligible. Students in colleges or universities outside of Colorado are welcome to apply as long as their research is carried out in the Rocky Mountain region and supports the CMC Statement of Purpose. Grants are made to individuals only, for research under the direction of a faculty member of an institution of higher learning.  Applications must be sent by April 16, 2018 to Paula Cushing at Paula.Cushing@dmns.org. The faculty sponsor must submit a letter under separate cover in support of the student and the proposed research.

WSCC hiring youth education and public land partnership VISTA. The VISTA program will catalyze the development of a diverse public-land-based economy in Delta County, CO, one of the 15th poorest counties in the state. For many decades, the local economy was based on coal mining. With recent declines in coal production, however, the communities of Delta County are seeing a renaissance in recreation, tourism, and organic agriculture. Go here to view the posting.

Camp Augusta, a small community of staff and campers nestled among the trees of the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern CA, in addition to offering employment, they offer paid internships through the jobs offered here.

The Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is offering the Wilderness Ranger Internship again in 2018 for undergrads this summer. The application process has opened and will remain open until February 16, 2018. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain skills working in the field, with primitive tools, and with USFS Wilderness Rangers and other personnel. Any further questions can be directed towards Courtney Wall. More information can be found here.

The Haley Fund was used to provide this community in Paraguay with gardening supplies, for Julie Russell’s MEM project.

Local and Distant Job Openings

 

American Conservation Experience, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization that provides a range of voluntary service programs for both American and international participants, has a list of current job listings available here. A good opportunity for someone who would like to work across the nation. 

Solar Energy International in Paonia, CO currently has an opening for an Americorp VISTA. Visit their website and the AmeriCorps VISTA website for more info about the position.

The Ecological Monitoring program at GBI, which focuses on the conservation of natural resources in the Intermountain West, serves as an excellent professional development opportunity for burgeoning natural resource professionals looking for experience in botanical, soil, and rangeland surveys. In partnership with cooperating agencies, GBI is recruiting Ecological Monitoring Field Leads to work with agency staff, GBI staff, and GBI Ecological Monitoring Field Technicians. Each Field Lead will coordinate a field crew (one Lead and two Technicians) to characterize vegetation using the terrestrial or aquatic AIM protocol, Describing/Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (D/IIRH), the Habitat Assessment Framework (HAF) protocol, and/or the Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) protocol, for which training will be provided. Please visit here for more information.

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado  (VOC) is hiring two seasonal positions to support our busy April-October project season! Based in Denver, the Seasonal Project Manager is a full-time, term limited, non-exempt position that reports to VOC’s Senior Projects and Trainings Manager. This position works within the VOC program team and closely with two other project managers to provide professional project management, logistical support and volunteer leadership coordination on VOC volunteer projects administratively and in the field.  We are seeking candidates who are self-motivated and organized team players with outdoor leadership experience. If you’re passionate about the outdoors and public lands and interested in managing volunteer trail and restoration projects across Colorado, please consider applying.

The Rocky Mountains Science Center posted a new job announcement for a Climate Action Collaborative Project Manager. This new employee or contractor will work with the Climate Action Collaborative (CAC) of the Eagle County Community and the Sustainability and Stewardship Programs Department at WMSC to attain greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals set forth in the Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community. Application deadline is February 12, 2018. Click here for more details.

* Federal Land Agencies have 25 internship positions available across 15 unique locations.  These include the Bureau of Land Management AIM program, trail work with the US Forest Service and Colorado 14ers Initiative, park and river ranger positions with the BLM, Archaeology internships with the BLM. Go here for more information.

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests will soon be advertising over 60 seasonal temporary positions for the 2018 field season. Temporary positions are available in a wide variety of locations for exciting and rewarding occupations such as trails, forestry, engineering, wildlife, range, recreation, fisheries, archaeology, and administrative support. Job seekers can apply for temporary jobs through USAJOBS beginning January 26 - February 2, 2018

The Metro Denver Nature Alliance (Metro DNA) is seeking an Alliance Director to guide a growing coalition of non-profit, government, research, and private sector partners working to achieve its mission to enhance the alignment and impact of nature-based efforts to ensure more equitable access to nature and healthier people, communities, and nature. Application deadline Friday, February 16, 2018. For more information click here.

Steamboat Lake State Park is now hiring seasonal summer positions. Seasonal positions with Colorado Parks and Wildlife provide practical experiences, skills and opportunities for the next generation of natural resource professionals. Go here to apply.

The Gunnison Ranger District will be hiring new individuals for Forestry Technician/Forestry Aid (Trails) positions for the 2018 field season. The field season could run from approximately May 14th through September. Grade levels will be GS-3, 4 or 5 for the Trails positions depending upon experience and/or education. All vacancies are for temporary (seasonal) positions on district trail crews. For Trails Positions: For those with no experience, GS-03 vacancies will be filled through the Forestry Aid vacancy announcement Forestry Aid/Recreation that will appear something like TEMP-GS-0462-03-Forestry Aid (Recreation). GS-4 vacancies will be filled using the Forestry Technician (Trails) title/specialty, TEMP-GS-0462-04-Forestry Technician (Trails). GS-05 vacancies will be filled through the vacancy announcement Forestry Technician (Recreation), TEMP-GS-0462-05-Forestry Technician (Recreation). Announcements will be specific to Gunnison, Colorado. To apply applicants should create an account in USAjobs before the job announcements come out. The website is located at www.usajobs.gov. Announcements for jobs in Gunnison are expected to be advertised January 26, 2018 thru February 2, 2018. To search for jobs enter the above job titles and Gunnison, Colorado under the search feature on the USAjobs website.

AloTerra Restoration Services, LLC (AloTerra) is seeking a seasonal Restoration Projects Foreman (and Crew Leader responsibilities as needed) to provide project and crew supervision, technical interpretation of design plans, and other field and office duties for a wide range of ecological restoration projects (i.e., river and riparian restoration, wetland mitigation, upland restoration, erosion control) for Federal, State, local, and private clients. Application deadline February 14, 2018. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references (all as a single pdf or word doc) via email to: Peter Helmuth, peter@aloterraservices.com. No phone calls please. Resumes must clearly demonstrate candidate’s relevant skills and experience as they relate to the job. Please view the job description here

Eagle Valley Land Trust in Edwards, CO is hiring a Communications and fundraising Coordinator. One responsibility is to implement the communications and marketing strategy of EVLT to build awareness and EVLT brand, including social media, newspaper articles, advertising, website content, annual report, and other digital and more. Go here for more info and to apply.

The Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service announced they have availability of over 900 temporary jobs for the 2018 field season throughout national forests and grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Temp. jobs are available in a variety of exciting and rewarding occupations such as fire, trails, forestry, engineering, wildlife, recreation, fisheries, archeology and administrative support. Visit here for temporary job positions and here for permanent jobs. 

The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education has several opportunities for internships, positions, and fellowships: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies - Summer Naturalist, apply by Feb 18th. Cottonwood Institute - Community Adventure Program Instructor, OUF Conservation Legacy Four Corners - Crew Leader, and OUF Conservation Legacy - Four Corners, Youth Crew Leader, OUF.

* Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) in San Francisco is currently hiring for a Conservation and Stewardship Director. Some of the key responsibilities includes negotiating, financing and managing PFT’s conservation easement acquisitions. Visit here to learn more. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Green Climate Fund is hiring for an Indigenous Peoples and Social Safeguards Specialist in Korea who will be leading the Fund’s development, implementation and update of the Fund’s policies and practices relevant to mainstreaming indigenous peoples concerns into the Fund’s operations. Go here for further inquiry.

Canyonlands Field Institute in Moab, UT is currently looking to hire a Apprentice Naturalist-Guide. It is a great program for recent graduates looking to expand their skills as an outdoor educator while learning about the Colorado Plateaus natural and human history. Go here to find out more and to apply!

The City of Greeley has openings for three new positions in its Forestry, Natural Areas and Trails program, Forestry Crew Supervisor, Natural Areas and Trails Supervisor and Natural Areas and Trails Maintenance Tech I. Information on these positions is available here.

Please remember that the deer on campus are still wild animals. Please do not pet or feed them.

 

The Crested Butte Wildflower Festival is seeking an Assistant Director to help organize and produce the 2018 Wildflower Festival (July 6-15). The Assistant Director is responsible for recruiting and organizing Festival volunteers, assisting with administrative and customer support, coordinating the Festival’s ID and Garden tours, organizing and managing the boutique, and overseeing the 2018 photo contest and 2019 poster contest. Additional duties may include managing the Festival’s social media platforms and designing our 2018 print advertisements and marketing materials. Ideal applicant will have exceptional organizational and communication skills, proficiency with MS Word and Excel, and proven ability to manage people/events. This position is part-time February – August of 2018, with potential to become a year-round, salaried position. Hours are flexible, however 30+ hours per week are required mid-June through mid-July. Please send a resume and cover letter to info@cbwildflower.com, explaining why you want to work for the Wildflower Festival and how your skills and experience will help us carry out our mission. Visit here for the complete job description.  

* The Town of Erie is currently looking to hire three new full time Parks Maintenance Technician I positions, one of which will be assigned to the Open Space & Trails work group. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing Open Space program within our expanding community. This entry level position is well suited to anyone interested in a career in Open Space and Natural Resource management. Go here for more information.

The City of Louisville is currently looking to hire a Ranger Naturalist that will be expected to provide visitor services, protect natural resources, ensure safety and enhance the visitor experience through enforcement, education, maintenance and medical services. To read the full listing click here.

The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) is now hiring for positions at multiple locations in a large variety of jobs including equipment operators, museum specialists, wetland specialists, and seasonal wildlife technicians. Go here for more information on all these jobs and many more.

Jackson Lake State Park in Orchard, Colorado is currently seeking applicants for their summer ranger positions. There are many opportunities as a seasonal ranger to learn new skills, develop an understanding for the job, and create lasting relationships. They are accepting applications until February 12th, 2018. Go here for more information.

The Denver Office of Sustainability is looking for a Public Affairs Administrator who coordinates the efforts of city agencies to instill sustainability as a core business value of the city government, communicate it as a public value, and assure that the basic resources upon which the economy and quality of life in Denver depend are available and affordable to everyone. Deadline is Feb. 20, 2018. Go here for more information.

* The USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station’s Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, Ogden, UT, hopes to fill up to 10+ forestry technicians in support of the field inventory. These positions will be advertised in the Forestry Technician (GS-462) series at the GS 5 and 6 levels. These are temporary positions (not to exceed 1039 hours) and the duration of the work is expected to be about 6 months. The anticipated start date is April 2018. Go here for more info.

Wildlands Restoration Volunteer is now hiring! They are currently seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization to new levels of achievement and impact. Go here for more info.

Ken-Caryl Ranch Open Space is hiring two positions, Seasonal Park Ranger (Lead) for 28 weeks and a Seasonal Park Ranger for 16 weeks, both starting in May 2018. Go here for more info.

* The City of Aspen is looking to hire a temporary Geographic Information Systems Technician. The position performs a range of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Document Management System tasks in support of a project to integrate the two systems. Go here for more info.

Mile High Youth Corps-Southern Front Range is seeking qualified candidates to fulfill roles as a Project Coordinator: Land Conservation and Alumni Mentor: Land Conservation positions. Both positions are based in Colorado Springs. Go here for more info.

Western Landowners Alliance, a West-wide non-profit organization based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, seeks to fill the two staff positions to help them implement their mission to advance policies and practices that sustain working lands, connected landscapes and native species. The two positions are Director of Finance and Administration and a Policy Director. Go here for more info.

Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is seeking skilled and motivated individuals to join our Land Stewardship team. The Land Stewardship Worker position provides a unique and rewarding seasonal employment opportunity for the spring and summer of 2018.  Individuals will conduct invasive plant management and other restoration duties as needed on federal, state, county public lands, rights-of-way and private property within Larimer County. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge pertaining to native and non-native plants, desire to work outside in the back-country, initiative to work unsupervised, and is physically fit. All those hired will receive on-the-job training. For more information go here.

* There is an Environmental Manager position that has just opened up for Recology in San Francisco, CA. One duty includes overseeing daily operations of Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility (HHWCF), including mobile collection from homes and neighborhood drop off sites, and Waste Acceptance Control Program (WACP) solid waste load checking program. More info can be found about this position, that is open until filled, here.

* The Outdoor Wyoming Council is currently hiring a Conservation Advocate who will have a passion for and a demonstrated history of effective advocacy in support of environmental quality and public lands. More info about this position can be found here.

* The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Resource Stewardship Program is hiring a seasonal technician to promote citizen science programming and to perform field biology and GIS functions. For more information, please visit the CPW website: Job listingJobs page

* Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) is hiring for several seasonal field positions to begin on or around March 26, 2018. This is an exciting opportunity to join the RMFI team. This position will work in some of the Pikes Peak Region’s most outstanding natural areas, as well as lead community volunteers, youth corps crews, and students in completing ecological protection and restoration projects. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through at least January 26, 2018. Interviews of well-qualified applicants are anticipated in February 2018. Go here for more information and to apply.

* In partnership with the Utah Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) is seeking experienced field technicians to collect stream monitoring data through BLM’s aquatic Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) initiative. Successful applicants will be trained in aquatic AIM sampling protocols by the National Aquatic Monitoring Center of Utah State University and will sample stream habitat for wade-able rivers and streams on BLM lands throughout Utah. Go here for more information.  

* Check out ASU’s Sustainability Digest here for current job listings across the country.

Environmental Coordinator, Public Works, City of Avondale, AZ

Freshwater Expert, World Wildlife Fund, Bulgaria

Post Bachelors RA - Climate & Energy Research Analysis, College Park, MD

Water Rights Specialist, Department of Natural Resources, State of Washington, Ellensburg, WA

Hydrological Forecaster & Modeller, NIWA, Christchurch, New Zealand

Water Resources Engineer, Colorado Water Trust, Denver, CO

Environmental Policy Fellow, Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, Duke Law School, Durham, NC

Policy Support Officer, Water and Catchments, Government of Australia

Aquatic Ecologist, City of New York Parks & Recreation, New York, NY

Environmental Programs Administrator, City of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

 

 

 

January 26, 2018

Highlight: New Newsletter Editor

Hello everyone! My name is Hiroto Hayashi (though I go by Hiro), and I’ll be taking over as the new Newsletter Editor, starting with this edition! I come from Brighton, Colorado and am a Freshman here at Western as a 3+2 ENVS student. I’m continually amazed by the people and ideas that I’ve encountered since coming to Western and though these are troubling times for the environment, the men and women fighting for our kin never cease to inspire me. It’s the people here that make life interesting and to all of you, I am forever grateful!Send me anything you’d like to see in the newsletter because it’s FOR YOU! I look forward to producing the content here. 

 

Events and Items of Interest

Naturalist Nights, Free Winter Speaker Series, Wednesdays, 5:30pm in Carbondale and Thursdays, 7:00pm in Aspen. Go here for more information.

Wildlife 101: Management in the Gunnison Basin. This free three-night series (February 15th, 22nd, and March 1st) will explore the science behind wildlife management, including topics such as: the role hunting plays in conservation, population ecology, habitat management, and the challenges and opportunities in the Gunnison Basin.  All 6:30-8:00pm at the ICElab. Pre-registration is encouraged.

* On February 24, 2018, a new climate change documentary is going to be released called Saving Snow. The film shows the negative impacts on the winter economy from the perspective of people on the ground and it shines a spotlight on mountain communities and businesses working towards a clean energy future. I'm excited to let you know that the filmmaker is allowing the film to be used for community screenings during it's opening week free of charge. If you are interested in organizing a screening in your area, you can sign up here.

The Archeological Techniques and Research Center in Canada is having an applied field geophysics (GPR applications) intensive training workshop that aims at providing intensive training in applied field geophysical methods in an extraordinary environment in Southern Transylvania. Geophysical methods are an extremely versatile set of techniques used extensively in both research and practical applications from archaeology, to urbanism, forensics, geology, and engineering. There will be six day sessions, from June 3rd to Aug. 18th, 2018 with US$985 per session. Go here for more info.

* Attention anyone connected to MEM, Delta County interests are seeking a consultant to respond to the following request for proposal: Delta, Mesa and Montrose Counties are a key fresh producer supply center for CO, including well-recognized regions that secure a price premium (for example, Palisade Peaches, Olathe Sweet Corn). But, as the fresh market has grown and strengthened some business growth opportunities appear less viable due too little capacity to process and market seconds that naturally occur as a bi-product of fresh produce markets, as well as higher grade products that lack a reliable buyer. Priorities and market development in Colorado’s urban core would suggest an increasing market opportunity for value added, differentiated (branded) products. There are several private entities interested in funding opportunities if found to be financially viable. All questions concerning this RFP must be submitted via email to deltaconservationd@gmail.com.

* You can now register to attend the Rocky Mountain Regional Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Early Bird registration ends March 2nd. All the information you need to know can be found by clicking the link here. Join the Environmental Education Association of New Mexico for 3 days worth of workshops, adventure, advocacy, and community building.

* The Four Corners Region of National Association for Interpretation has been working on something special for interpreters and environmental educators this spring!  We are joining forces with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Conference in Breckenridge, and providing an NAI pre-conference workshop.  The main conference begins the evening of May 9 through May 11, and the NAI pre-conference will be during the day on Wednesday, May 9. Go here for more info.

* It’s time to get your tickets for the 41st Annual Red Lady Salvation Ball featuring the Pimps of Joytime that’s happening on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Eldo in Crested Butte. Tickets are $45 and include a 1-year HCCA membership. There will also be a silent auction, the legendary raffle and the 41st Red Lady coronation. Go here for more information.

* The GLOBE Program is looking for volunteers to help score projects for the 2018 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS). The IVSS is a way for students from all over the world to showcase their hard work. With GLOBE, students learn the practices of science through hands-on investigations in their own communities, sparking their curiosity and interest in science. This often leads to inquiries that help solve real-world problems and further understanding of our global environment. Click here for more information and to sign up.

Courses 

Universiteit Leiden is excited to announce that the fully upgraded online course A Circular Economy of Metals: Towards a Sustainable Societal Metabolism by Dr. Ester Voet is now live. Everybody interested in recycling of metals should join. They explore options to move towards a more sustainable system of metals production and use. They will focus especially on the options to reach a circular economy for metals: keeping metals in use for a very long time, to avoid having to mine new ones. Enroll for it here!

Kalu Yala is seeking students who are passionate about solving social and environmental issues through the discovery and application of scalable solutions and products for their study abroad program. If you’d like to find out more information about this program, visit their website here!

Solar Energy International (SEI) is seeking applicants to its summer residency in beautiful Paonia, Colorado. Upon successful completion the selected individual will achieve three of SEI’s most sought-after professional certificates: Residential and Commercial Photovoltaic Systems Certificate, Battery-Based Photovoltaic Systems Certificate, and Solar Business and Technical Sales Certificate. The position is a 40 hrs/wk unpaid opportunity in trade for (8) tuition-free SEI classes to earn the three certificates.  Click here for more information

Volunteer to assist with Aquatic Invasive Inspection at Blue Mesa on the weekends. Training provided, and could provide an avenue toward summer seasonal employment. Contact Blue Mesa District Ranger Melissa Post by calling 641-2337, ext. 246.

* Interested in a Himalayan trek, touring the history and future of sustainability in northern India? There is an ENVS 397/632  summer course in the Himalayas being offered next summer! This can count as upper-level electives, as your ENVS 200, or as your ENVS 360/370 option. It will be co-taught by John and Karen Hausdoerffer, along with India's Foundation for the Contemplation of Nature and MEM graduate Brandon McNamara.  If interested, email Dr. John at jhausdoerffer@western.edu, he would be happy to answer questions. Registration will be open shortly! Apply soon – group size is limited to 16 students.

* Dr. Melanie Armstrong will be having a Political Ecology of the US West Geography 397 course, 9:30-10:45am T&Th. in the spring. In this course, they will explore how contestations over race, religion, nature and capital in the West have shaped the conflicts that define our present experience, such as the energy crisis, immigration, struggles over human rights and public spaces.

* MEM students – Consider this leadership and team building course for enhancing your portfolio. It will be conducted across two weekends in April through extended studies (Cost is $120): Leadership at the Edge: Advanced Leadership Practices for Collaboration and Innovation. This course emphasizes: How to expand your reach as a leader, what enables teams to persist in the hard work of collaboration, a practice of leadership that holds space for vulnerability, trust, and risk taking, and how to project influence without authority. Go here for more info.

 

MEM Faculty Sally Thode, and Jessica Young visiting current MEM student Phillip Keim in Colombia. 

 

 

 

Fellowships and Internships

The Rocky Mountain Conservancy and Rocky Mountain National Park are requesting proposals for the Bailey Research Fellowship, deadline is Feb 1st.  This is an opportunity for one graduate level student to spend three to four months conducting research in Rocky Mountain National Park including wildlife management, vegetation and riparian studies, fire ecology, cultural sciences, archaeology and historic structures preservation and more. Visit their website for more info.

Mountain Roots is offering a $1,250 Healthy Futures Program Development Fellowship to a Western graduate student. This is not a “food" project. Though they are a local food organization, this fellow won’t be working directly with gardens, food, farm, etc. This is a program development and community-based research and asset assessment project. If this opportunity interests you, contact Holly Conn at director@mountainrootsfoodproject.org.

Society for Wilderness Stewardship is now hiring for 2018 Wilderness Fellows. The Wilderness Fellows program hires bright, highly educated, driven, creative, independent young professionals and places them at land management agencies across the country.  To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional or academic references to: hiringmanager@wildernessstewardship.org.  Applications are due by Friday, February 16, 2018.  If you have any questions about the position or the application process, e-mail Kat Lyons, SWS National Program Coordinator. To view the position visit here.

Boyd Evision Graduate Fellowship for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Grand Teton Association (GTA) offers a fellowship of up to $10,000/project for graduate studies focused on documenting lesser-known aspects of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem—Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, and surrounding lands.  Deadline to apply is Feb 9, 2018.  Please go here for more information and the application.

* EPA is now accepting applications for Phase I of the 15th Annual P3 Awards, a national student design competition focusing on people, prosperity and the planet (P3) (https://go.usa.gov/xnmc7). This collegiate design competition promotes the use of scientific and engineering principles in creating innovative projects to address challenges and develop real world solutions. EPA is seeking applications in research areas of air quality, clean and safe water, land revitalization, and safer chemicals in the marketplace. Applications are due February 7, 2018.

* EPA’s Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program (https://go.usa.gov/xnmce) will award approximately $1.2 million nationwide for this competitive opportunity. EPA anticipates awarding ten cooperative agreements (one in each of the ten EPA Regions) of up to $120,000 each. Proposals are due February 16, 2018.

The Boulder Ranger District is recruiting applicants for Wilderness Ranger internship positions for the summer of 2018. The primary duty is to conduct patrols in the Indian Peaks and James Peak Wilderness areas. Ideal applicants have experience hiking and camping in the outdoors, are passionate about the stewardship of wild lands, and interested in a career in natural resource management. This is a volunteer position that includes a $1,500 stipend for a 10-week commitment from June 2-August 12, 2018. Apply today for an opportunity to experience Colorado Wilderness firsthand. Go here to learn more.

The White River National Forest in Colorado is recruiting applicants for several Wilderness Ranger internship positions for the summer of 2018. Interns will receive intensive training and education in natural resource management from an inter-disciplinary, field based perspective.  This is a volunteer position that includes field per diem reimbursement ($140/week), housing, and an exceptional career/life experience.  For more information on the position, view the 2014 Wilderness Program Report here.

The Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo, WI is currently offering the Education and Outreach Fellowship which supports an array of on-site and outreach education programs, creating opportunities for audiences to learn about Aldo Leopold and more. Also, they are offering the Land Stewardship Fellowship that assists with a wide variety of land management and monitoring techniques on Aldo Leopold Foundation lands and more. Apply for either or both positions by Feb. 1st.

* Ryan Wilber, a former MEM student, is currently looking for interested grad students to conduct projects, as a Wolf Restoration Fellowship, that will aide in addressing the concerns of stakeholders, educating the public, and helping with their effort at Defenders of Wildlife. He has several project ideas that would fit within the requirements of the MEM program. There are $5,000 matching fellowships available for his first two projects such as constructing a project to investigate the potential that wolves have already recolonized CO. If you have any questions, feel free to email him  at RWilbur@defenders.org.

* One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for their 2018 Experiential Learning Programs in Cape Town, South Africa. They are offering a variety of 2, and 4-week volunteer programs and internships next summer. As an OHS Volunteer/Intern you will: Gain international experience for graduate school and employment, mentor students to achieve academic growth, and more. Apply here.

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness (FSPW) and the Kootenai National Forest (KNF) in Montana are recruiting for a Backcountry Ranger/community Outreach Intern. The ideal applicant is an experienced leader who is passionate about stewardship of wildlands, interested in a career natural resource management and comfortable in public situations, including presentations. More info about the position can be found in their video here.

* The application for the Cabinet Resource Group Wilderness Ranger Internship for summer of 2018 is now open! The ranger intern’s primary duty is to patrol the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness (CMW) area to educate visitors and protect the area’s wild character. Interns will receive intensive training and education in natural resource management from an inter-disciplinary, field based perspective. Application deadline is March 1st. More info can be found here.

Avid4 Adventure is a great summer job and internship source for both undergrad and graduate students and they are hiring instructors! Work outside, play outside, join an incredible community of educators, and inspire kids – all in one summer! Check out why staff love working for Avid4 Adventure, available positions, and how to apply here. The ideal candidates are ready to inspire youth to live an active, outdoor lifestyle and have a summer full of fun! If you have questions, you should contact jobs@avid4.com.

The Forest Service is hiring student interns and recent graduates through the Pathways Program at the 2017 Society of American Foresters Convention. Positions for current students (undergraduates and graduates): Natural Resource Specialist, Forester, Forestry Technician, and more. For detailed information about the event, visit the Forest Service SAF website.

ACE and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who are seeking TWO Individual or One Team National Visitor Survey Interns to provide onsite support in the implementation of a multi-year nationwide survey of visitors to national wildlife refuges. Start date ranges between Jan. & May 2018. Click here for more information about this opportunity!

The Colordao Mountain Club Foundation, Academic Fellowships for 2018. The Foundation solicits applications from students enrolled in Colorado colleges and universities conducting research in the Rocky Mountains or this region or students outside Colorado whose research is focused on the Rocky Mountain region. The Foundation awards grants ranging from approximately $500 to $2,000, in disciplines such as biology, chemistry, environmental studies, forestry, geography, geology, history, and law.  Although fellowships are normally awarded to graduate students, undergraduates are also eligible. Students in colleges or universities outside of Colorado are welcome to apply as long as their research is carried out in the Rocky Mountain region and supports the CMC Statement of Purpose. Grants are made to individuals only, for research under the direction of a faculty member of an institution of higher learning.  Applications must be sent by April 16, 2018 to Paula Cushing at Paula.Cushing@dmns.org. The faculty sponsor must submit a letter under separate cover in support of the student and the proposed research.

WSCC hiring youth education and public land partnership VISTA. The VISTA program will catalyze the development of a diverse public-land-based economy in Delta County, CO, one of the 15th poorest counties in the state. For many decades, the local economy was based on coal mining. With recent declines in coal production, however, the communities of Delta County are seeing a renaissance in recreation, tourism, and organic agriculture. Go here to view the posting.

Camp Augusta, a small community of staff and campers nestled among the trees of the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern CA, in addition to offering employment, they offer paid internships through the jobs offered here.

The Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is offering the Wilderness Ranger Internship again in 2018 for undergrads this summer. The application process has opened and will remain open until February 16, 2018. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain skills working in the field, with primitive tools, and with USFS Wilderness Rangers and other personnel. Any further questions can be directed towards Courtney Wall. More information can be found here.

 

Photo from the Crested Butte Women's March, January 21, 2018. 

 

 

 

Local and Distant Job Openings

American Conservation Experience, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization that provides a range of voluntary service programs for both American and international participants, has a list of current job listings available here. A good opportunity for someone who would like to work across the nation. 

Solar Energy International in Paonia, CO currently has an opening for an Americorp VISTA. Visit their website and the AmeriCorps VISTA website for more info about the position.

The Ecological Monitoring program at GBI, which focuses on the conservation of natural resources in the Intermountain West, serves as an excellent professional development opportunity for burgeoning natural resource professionals looking for experience in botanical, soil, and rangeland surveys. In partnership with cooperating agencies, GBI is recruiting Ecological Monitoring Field Leads to work with agency staff, GBI staff, and GBI Ecological Monitoring Field Technicians. Each Field Lead will coordinate a field crew (one Lead and two Technicians) to characterize vegetation using the terrestrial or aquatic AIM protocol, Describing/Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (D/IIRH), the Habitat Assessment Framework (HAF) protocol, and/or the Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) protocol, for which training will be provided. Please visit here for more information.

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado  (VOC) is hiring two seasonal positions to support our busy April-October project season! Based in Denver, the Seasonal Project Manager is a full-time, term limited, non-exempt position that reports to VOC’s Senior Projects and Trainings Manager. This position works within the VOC program team and closely with two other project managers to provide professional project management, logistical support and volunteer leadership coordination on VOC volunteer projects administratively and in the field.  We are seeking candidates who are self-motivated and organized team players with outdoor leadership experience. If you’re passionate about the outdoors and public lands and interested in managing volunteer trail and restoration projects across Colorado, please consider applying.

The Rocky Mountains Science Center posted a new job announcement for a Climate Action Collaborative Project Manager. This new employee or contractor will work with the Climate Action Collaborative (CAC) of the Eagle County Community and the Sustainability and Stewardship Programs Department at WMSC to attain greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals set forth in the Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community. Application deadline is February 12, 2018. Click here for more details.

* There are 25 internship positions available across 15 unique locations.  These include the Bureau of Land Management AIM program, trail work with the US Forest Service and Colorado 14ers Initiative, park and river ranger positions with the BLM, Archaeology internships with the BLM. Go here for more information.

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests will soon be advertising over 60 seasonal temporary positions for the 2018 field season. Temporary positions are available in a wide variety of locations for exciting and rewarding occupations such as trails, forestry, engineering, wildlife, range, recreation, fisheries, archaeology, and administrative support. Job seekers can apply for temporary jobs through USAJOBS beginning January 26 - February 2, 2018

The Metro Denver Nature Alliance (Metro DNA) is seeking an Alliance Director to guide a growing coalition of non-profit, government, research, and private sector partners working to achieve its mission to enhance the alignment and impact of nature-based efforts to ensure more equitable access to nature and healthier people, communities, and nature. Application deadline Friday, February 16, 2018. For more information click here.

* The Gunnison Ranger District will be hiring new individuals for Forestry Technician/Forestry Aid (Trails) positions for the 2018 field season. The field season could run from approximately May 14th through September. Grade levels will be GS-3, 4 or 5 for the Trails positions depending upon experience and/or education. All vacancies are for temporary (seasonal) positions on district trail crews. For Trails Positions: For those with no experience, GS-03 vacancies will be filled through the Forestry Aid vacancy announcement Forestry Aid/Recreation that will appear something like TEMP-GS-0462-03-Forestry Aid (Recreation). GS-4 vacancies will be filled using the Forestry Technician (Trails) title/specialty, TEMP-GS-0462-04-Forestry Technician (Trails). GS-05 vacancies will be filled through the vacancy announcement Forestry Technician (Recreation), TEMP-GS-0462-05-Forestry Technician (Recreation). Announcements will be specific to Gunnison, Colorado. To apply applicants should create an account in USAjobs before the job announcements come out. The website is located at www.usajobs.gov. Announcements for jobs in Gunnison are expected to be advertised January 26, 2018 thru February 2, 2018. To search for jobs enter the above job titles and Gunnison, Colorado under the search feature on the USAjobs website.

AloTerra Restoration Services, LLC (AloTerra) is seeking a seasonal Restoration Projects Foreman (and Crew Leader responsibilities as needed) to provide project and crew supervision, technical interpretation of design plans, and other field and office duties for a wide range of ecological restoration projects (i.e., river and riparian restoration, wetland mitigation, upland restoration, erosion control) for Federal, State, local, and private clients. Application deadline February 14, 2018. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references (all as a single pdf or word doc) via email to: Peter Helmuth, peter@aloterraservices.com. No phone calls please. Resumes must clearly demonstrate candidate’s relevant skills and experience as they relate to the requirements described below.

Eagle Valley Land Trust in Edwards, CO is hiring a Communications and fundraising Coordinator. One responsibility is to implement the communications and marketing strategy of EVLT to build awareness and EVLT brand, including social media, newspaper articles, advertising, website content, annual report, and other digital and more. Go here for more info and to apply.

The Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service announced they have availability of over 900 temporary jobs for the 2018 field season throughout national forests and grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Temp. jobs are available in a variety of exciting and rewarding occupations such as fire, trails, forestry, engineering, wildlife, recreation, fisheries, archaeology and administrative support. Visit here for temporary job positions and here for permanent jobs. 

The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education has several opportunities for internships, positions, and fellowships: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies - Summer Naturalist, apply by Feb 18th. Cottonwood Institute - Community Adventure Program Instructor, OUF Conservation Legacy Four Corners - Crew Leader, and OUF Conservation Legacy - Four Corners, Youth Crew Leader, OUF.

* Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) in San Francisco is currently hiring for a Conservation and Stewardship Director. Some of the key responsibilities includes negotiating, financing and managing PFT’s conservation easement acquisitions. Visit here to learn more. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Green Climate Fund is hiring for an Indigenous Peoples and Social Safeguards Specialist in Korea who will be leading the Fund’s development, implementation and update of the Fund’s policies and practices relevant to mainstreaming indigenous peoples concerns into the Fund’s operations. Go here for further inquiry.

* Canyonlands Field Institute in Moab, UT is currently looking to hire a Apprentice Naturalist-Guide. It is a great program for recent graduates looking to expand their skills as an outdoor educator while learning about the Colorado Plateaus natural and human history. Go here to find out more and to apply!

* The City of Greeley has openings for three new positions in its Forestry, Natural Areas and Trails program, Forestry Crew Supervisor, Natural Areas and Trails Supervisor and Natural Areas and Trails Maintenance Tech I. Information on these positions is available here.

The Crested Butte Wildflower Festival is seeking an Assistant Director to help organize and produce the 2018 Wildflower Festival (July 6-15). The Assistant Director is responsible for recruiting and organizing Festival volunteers, assisting with administrative and customer support, coordinating the Festival’s ID and Garden tours, organizing and managing the boutique, and overseeing the 2018 photo contest and 2019 poster contest. Additional duties may include managing the Festival’s social media platforms and designing our 2018 print advertisements and marketing materials. Ideal applicant will have exceptional organizational and communication skills, proficiency with MS Word and Excel, and proven ability to manage people/events. This position is part-time February – August of 2018, with potential to become a year-round, salaried position. Hours are flexible, however 30+ hours per week are required mid-June through mid-July. Please send a resume and cover letter to info@cbwildflower.com, explaining why you want to work for the Wildflower Festival and how your skills and experience will help us carry out our mission. Visit here for the complete job description.  

The JCOS Natural Resources team is pleased to announce a limited-term Natural Resources Specialist position for an experienced vegetation ecologist to assist with our inventory and monitoring program (baseline habitat inventories, rare plant monitoring, and similar duties). Here is he direct link to the position. The position can also be found on the County jobs page.  The position closes on Jan. 28th at 6:00 p.m., and the anticipated start date is on or before April 1st.

* There is an Environmental Manager position that has just opened up for Recology in San Francisco, CA. One duty includes overseeing daily operations of Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility (HHWCF), including mobile collection from homes and neighborhood drop off sites, and Waste Acceptance Control Program (WACP) solid waste load checking program. More info can be found about this position, that is open until filled, here.

* The Outdoor Wyoming Council is currently hiring a Conservation Advocate who will have a passion for and a demonstrated history of effective advocacy in support of environmental quality and public lands. More info about this position can be found here.

* The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Resource Stewardship Program is hiring a seasonal technician to promote citizen science programming and to perform field biology and GIS functions. For more information, please visit the CPW website: Job listingJobs page

* The Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT) seeks a motivated and experienced Associate Director to help lead all aspects of our organization. The Associate Director reports directly to the Executive Director and will be working closely with the small but dynamic RiGHT team to advance our many conservation efforts, ensure a strong viable organization and sustain deep relationships with our community and conservation partners. Please send cover letter, resume and three references to Nancy Butler, Executive Director, Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust, P.O. Box 444, Del Norte, CO, 81132, or e-mail to nancyb@riograndelandtrust.org. Applications due by January 31, 2018. RiGHT is an equal opportunity employer. You can view the posting here.

Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) is hiring for several seasonal field positions to begin on or around March 26, 2018. This is an exciting opportunity to join the RMFI team. This position will work in some of the Pikes Peak Region’s most outstanding natural areas, as well as lead community volunteers, youth corps crews, and students in completing ecological protection and restoration projects. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through at least January 26, 2018. Interviews of well-qualified applicants are anticipated in February 2018. Go here for more information and to apply.

More Jobs

* Check out ASU’s Sustainability Digest here for current job listings across the country.

Environmental Coordinator, Public Works, City of Avondale, AZ

Freshwater Expert, World Wildlife Fund, Bulgaria

Post Bachelors RA - Climate & Energy Research Analysis, College Park, MD

Water Rights Specialist, Department of Natural Resources, State of Washington, Ellensburg, WA

Hydrological Forecaster & Modeller, NIWA, Christchurch, New Zealand

Water Resources Engineer, Colorado Water Trust, Denver, CO

Environmental Policy Fellow, Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, Duke Law School, Durham, NC