From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mark Frey
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2011 2:36 PM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Presidio Ecological Restoration Internship
We expect three 12-month internships to become available in late May and mid
June in the Presidio of San Francisco. Please forward to anyone who might be
Presidio Ecological Restoration Internship
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is the world's largest
urban park, spanning over 70,000 acres of the San Francisco Bay Area. Much
of the park's land was once under military or private use, and a thriving
community-based program is facilitating ecosystem recovery of damaged
habitat in the park's remaining natural areas. In the Presidio of San
Francisco, the National Park Service, the Presidio Trust and the Golden Gate
National Parks Conservancy support natural areas management through the
collaborative Presidio Park Stewards program. This program works with the
community to plant native species, remove invasive vegetation, and monitor
habitat restoration projects.
Work with Presidio Natural Resources Staff to address invasive species
Provide volunteer supervision and leadership during community work days.
Educate students and community volunteers, through public and school
programs, in ecological restoration concepts and techniques.
Perform the role of "site steward" for a selected natural area,
coordinating all related natural resources activities.
Research land use history and other information relevant to restoration
Participate in the monitoring of rare and endangered plant species.
Help coordinate the planting of native species when necessary.
Record all work performed using a variety of methods, from notes on paper
to database entry.
Implement an independent project to further the goals of the program
Familiarity with plants and nature.
Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with people from
diverse backgrounds and age groups.
The ability to carry out projects with a minimum of direct day-to-day
The ability to do rigorous field work, especially weeding, often in harsh
A background in one or more of the following: ecology, environmental
studies, or a related field.
An appreciation of, and enthusiasm for, native California plants and
In interest in participating in a collective management structure and
creative decision-making process.
Position is for 12 months
Housing in the Park is provided; Interns receive a daily expense stipend
Work Schedule is Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
To apply or for more information
Send your resume to: Mark Frey; [log in to unmask] by Sunday May