Thought some Josses might know someone who might be interested. see below
Happy fall to all-
2008 Conservation Fellowships  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
(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
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
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.