Join the Invasive Plant Management Team in eradicating invasives in the National Capital Region.
Title: Invasive Plant Management Individual Placements
Positions: 4 internships available
Location: Based out of Washington, DC and surrounding areas
Start Date: February 6th, 2023 – November 3rd, 2023 (39 weeks)
Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 10 hours/day
Status: This is a 1200-hour AmeriCorps National Service position.
Questions? Contact [email protected]
The Invasive Plant Management Team (IPMT) Individual Placement is based in Washington, D.C. working directly with the National Capital Region of the National Park Service. The IPMT provides professional assistance directly to the Capital Region parks, filling a much-needed gap in park expertise and assisting parks in preventing introductions of new species, reducing existing infestations, and restoring native plant communities and ecosystem functions.
This 10-month AmeriCorps position will serve as members of the IPMT, focusing on control of invasive plant species using mechanical and chemical control methods which include but are not limited to herbicide application via backpack sprayers and gas operated tank sprayers, chainsaws, brush cutters, hand saws, pruners and loppers. In addition, the IPs will be trained on overall resource management, encouraged to attend NPS-sponsored trainings, and to take part in the activities of other resource programs. While this position is primarily field-based there may be some office-based responsibilities involving the use of GIS and paper and electronic files to conduct invasive plant ranking, evaluate tools for mobile data collection, collect data and/or perform data analysis, contribute to the development of reports, and assist in the development of communication materials.
Members will receive intensive training on the invasive species of the capital region, plant identification, and use of tools and herbicides during their service. This position is ideal for people interested in fieldwork and comfortable with physical labor.
Housing is NOT provided for this position.
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