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Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 17:10:09 -0400
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Thought some Josses might know someone who might be interested. see below


Happy fall to all-

Sue Gawler



2008 Conservation Fellowships [2] at New England Wild Flower Society

The Herbert J. Esther M. Atkinson Conservation Fellowship

and the Lovejoy Conservation Fellowship

New England Wild Flower Society, the oldest native plant conservation
organization in the United States,

is a leader in regional plant conservation activities. The New England Plant
Conservation Program

(NEPCoP) and the Plant Conservation Volunteer (PCV) Corps program engage
professional and citizen

volunteers in rare species monitoring, habitat management, invasive species
monitoring and control

initiatives, reintroduction and augmentation projects, and long-term
conservation planning. The

innovative and award-winning NEPCoP and PCV programs work closely with each
state natural heritage

program as well as conservation organizations in each state. The 2008
Fellows will be integral to these

programs in a variety of ways, from coordinating volunteers and entering
data to conducting botanical

surveys, management projects, and other field actions.


The Fellows will assist in all aspects of administering the conservation
programs of the Wild Flower

Society, including conducting training programs, retrieving data from the
heritage programs, obtaining

landowner permission for rare plant surveys, sending out volunteer
assignments, and entering data.

Additionally, the Fellows will assist in the planning and implementation of
restoration and management

activities, invasive species initiatives, general floristic surveys and PCV
field trips to botanically

interesting locations throughout the region. The Wild Flower Society employs
two fellows each year.


Candidates should have some familiarity with the flora of New England and
ecological processes,

excellent speaking and writing skills, good phone skills, a willingness to
call landowners, and a sense of

humor. Fellows must respect and maintain the confidentiality of rare species
locations. Additionally some

long days in difficult situations (hot, buggy, and wet) are required.


Fellowships are full-time, six month positions.

Starting date: flexible, as early as March 1st, but no later than June 1st.

Stipend: $240.00/week and housing is provided

To Apply:

Submit cover letter, resume, and reference list to:

John Burns, Plant Conservation Volunteer Coordinator

New England Wild Flower Society

180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701

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Questions: Please email or call John Burns at [log in to unmask] or
(508) 877-7630 ext. 3204

or Jessica Korecki at [log in to unmask] or 508-877-7630 x3201

Application deadline: Postmarked by January 15, 2008.