Archive for January, 2012
Conservation Management students from Upper Iowa University attended the 2012 Annual Winterfest Meeting of the Iowa Association of County Conservation Board Employees. This meeting included a special Collegiate Day which focused on efforts to try and recruit college graduates to apply for new positions available through the Iowa County Conservation Board System.
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Please help promote our land stewardship internship to your students. We enjoy working with your students! Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is looking for bright, talented, college students seeking a paid summer internship that offers experience maintaining and restoring natural landscapes all across Iowa! February 17th, 2012 is the application deadline for internships. For much more about this non profit conservation organization, its land stewardship internship program, and how to apply, visit http://www.inhf.org/land-stewardship-internships.cfm Questions? Contact Erin Griffin by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 515-288-1846 Thanks! Erin Griffin / Development and Communications Associate Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation / 505 Fifth Ave, Suite 444 / Des Moines, IA 50309 Office 515.288.1846, Ext. 11 Email email@example.com Visit our website at www.inhf.org
Summer park intern position available summer of 2012. Click for announcement below:
On January 6th 2012, Upper Iowa Students Jacob Hawes (Conservation Management, Minor in Biology), Tyler Kelley (Conservation Management, Minor in Criminology) and Chelsea Escher (Conservation Management) presented their research at the Iowa State Chapter of the Wildlife Society Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. Jacob Hawes presented his research on Surveying Canada Goose Movements in relation to Closed Hunting Areas. Jacob’s advisers included Jaosn Auel, Wildlife Biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Dr. Aaron Haines. Tyler Kelly presented his survey results on Iowa hunters and their perceptions on hunting laws and poaching. Tyler’s advisers included Dr. Brian McQueen from the Division of Liberal Arts and Dr. Aaron Haines. Chelsea Escher presented a poster put together by her and her co-authors Zac Sedlmeyer and Jesse Sprank. Chelsea’s poster outlined how to identify illegal baiting activity with the use of soil testing. Chelsea, Zac and Jesse’s advisers included Dr. Kata McCarville from the Department of Physical Sciences and Dr. Aaron Haines.
All research projects were well received at the meeting and all three represented the University well. Great job Jacob, Tyler and Chelsea!
A naturalist internship at the Lime Creek Nature Center in Mason City, Iowa.
EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: 24 weeks, starting in March 2012 and ending in August of 2012 (specific starting and ending dates somewhat flexible, depending on schedule of applicant). 40hrs./week (non-routine week, Mon. – Sun.).
SALARY: $10.00/hr with no benefits.
Intern will assist Natural Resource Manager-Environmental Education in carrying out environmental education programming for the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board and Lime Creek Nature Center. Major duties include providing programs and
field trips for a variety of audiences; creating and improving displays and bulletin boards in the Lime Creek Nature Center; and writing articles and press releases. Other special projects include one major project for the nature center, water quality monitoring, resource management activities, and professional workshop opportunities. Interns will receive valuable practical experience and continuing education during employment. Since 1995, eighteen of our naturalist
interns have received full-time employment in conservation.
Either be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following fields: natural resources, wildlife biology, environmental education/interpretation, or biology/ecology/environmental studies.
The ability to effectively apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives; ability to routinely stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop, balance, climb and operate power hand tools; ability to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes and loud noises; ability to routinely lift 50 lbs.; ability to follow written and oral instructions; possess a valid Iowa drivers license and maintain an acceptable driving record. Cerro Gordo County is a pre-employment physical and drug screening employer.
TO APPLY: To be considered for employment, individual must submit an official Cerro Gordo County Job Application Form
to: Mary Ermer, Office Manager, Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, 3501 Lime Creek Road, Mason City, Iowa 50401. For more information and/or to request an application & job description, call (641) 423-5309.
Applications must be received on or before Friday, February 3, 2012 or can be dropped off at the Lime Creek Nature Center by 4:00pm on 2/3/12.