Aquatic Ecology faculty positions

Attached is a position description for two faculty hires in Aquatic and Riparian Ecology. The Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University is composed of an enthusiastic mix of aquatic ecologists and river scientists who focus on applying basic principles in ecology, hydrology, and geomorphology to solve societal problems in water resources. Peter Wilcock has just moved to Logan to assume the department head role. We encourage folks to consider joining this growing program.

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MN Regional Representative

Attached is a Pheasants Forever job announcement for the Regional Representative position in Minnesota. We seek an individual with the talent, passion and desire to promote and grow the Nation’s leading upland wildlife habitat conservation organization. Deadline to apply is September 10, 2014.

For more information and to apply, please follow the link: www.pheasantsforever.org/jobs

Only ONLINE applications will be accepted. Please include your cover letter, resume and 3 references as one MS Word document or Adobe Acrobat PDF file on the recruitment website.

www.PheasantsForever.orgwww.QuailForever.org PF BlogOn The Wing Fan Page

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University of Georgia

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3 faculty positions Purdue

Please see the link below to an announcement of faculty positions in the Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering at Purdue University. A priority for EEE in urban and restoration ecology, life cycle engineering, and sustainability science.

https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/InfoFor/Employment/JobDescriptions/107/eee%20faculty%20advert_14aug14.pdf

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Seattle MESA Tutor Training Course Announcement

We are looking for engaging and motivated graduate and undergraduate students who want to make a difference to underrepresented youth in Seattle. Starting this fall, you can begin your training to become a Seattle MESA math and science tutor for high school students.

WHAT IS THE SEATTLE MESA TUTOR TRAINING PROGRAM ALL ABOUT?

Seattle MESA provides opportunities and resources that inspire students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, to pursue education and careers in math, engineering and science (http://www.seattlemesa.org/). We are offering a tutor training and certification for UW graduate and undergraduate students as well as community members to work with Seattle high school students in math and science.

WHO CAN TUTOR?

Engaging and motivated UW graduate and undergraduate students who want to work with high school students and have a commitment to diversity and inclusion. We are looking for students who want training and experience working in local Seattle schools with a cohort of trained peers.

Seattle MESA Tutors must complete to following:

· Complete a Seattle MESA Introductory Tutoring Training Workshop (CENV 410).

· Attend a weekly seminar during their first quarter of tutoring (CENV 420 offered Autumn or Winter quarters).

· Tutor students once a week on site at a partner school during the afterschool program hours.

· Complete and pass the appropriate subject area test.

· Complete a background check through the Seattle Public Schools and follow UW volunteer guidelines.

HOW AND WHEN CAN I START?

Register now for the fall MESA Introductory Tutor Training Workshop (C ENV 410 Special Topics in the Fall Time Schedule). This is a 1 credit hour tutor skills and cultural competency training designed to get you ready to work one on one and in small groups with Seattle high school students in math. You will observe teachers and your students in their classrooms and complete a series of assignments and reflections. There will be two workshops opportunities offered in fall quarter: one in October and the other in November. They meet three Wednesdays each: Sept. 24, Oct.1 and 8 from 3-5 pm OR Nov 5,12,and 19 from 4-6pm. All students must also be able to complete a classroom observation during the day at a local high school.

CAN SEATTLE MESA TUTORING COUNT TOWARDS MY MAJOR OR MINOR? Maybe! Our tutoring training program coursework can fulfill the Field Experience requirement for the ELS minor and may be considered as credits towards the Diversity minor.

Questions? Please see our FAQ at mtutoruw with specific questions.

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Invasive Plants Conference – Volunteers needed

The University of Washington Botanic Gardens is hosting an invasive plants conference, “Meeting the Challenge: Prevention, Detecting and Controlling Invasive Plants”, on Sept 16-17th at the Center for Urban Horticulture.

Registration is now open for this exciting conference on prevention, detection, and control of invasive plants. Please consider attending. Full conference information is available online at www.bit.ly/invplants2014. Find information on registration and accommodations at http://bit.do/invplantregister.

We still need student volunteers (free admission) for both days. Volunteers will help with tasks such as check-in, setup and clean-up of breaks and lunches, and clean-up at the end of each day. We generally ask that volunteers commit to arrive one hour before the program begins and stay up to an hour after it ends. Please email edenkers@uw.edu or invasiveplantsconf@gmail.com if you’re interested.

Thank you,

Elyse Denkers

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Auburn University – Position Announcement

Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Dean.

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Food Access Manager – Deadline Friday Aug 29

The Washington State Farmers Market Association (WSFMA) is seeking a dynamic and innovative Food Access Programs Manager to plan and implement WSFMA’s food access programs and build partnerships that strengthen the connections between farmers markets, farmers, service providers and low income communities. Our goal is to ensure farmers markets are welcoming and accessible places to purchase locally grown food for all Washington residents.

The Food Access Programs Manager will work under the supervision of the WSFMA Executive Director, and closely with the organization’s many partners. This is a new position for WSFMA. Paid training will start in early September, with full-time work beginning October 1.

WSFMA is a statewide nonprofit membership organization dedicated supporting and promoting vibrant and sustainable farmers markets in Washington State. The office is located in the heart of downtown Seattle above Pike Place Market, and applicants should be local, or able to relocate upon hire.

Applications are due to mailto:jobs no later than 5pm Friday, August 29, 2014. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please include your resume and a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the job and salary expectations, as attachments in your email with the subject line: "Your First & Last Name // Food Access Program Manager".

Questions should be sent via email (no phone calls, please). A WSFMA representative will be in contact with you regarding your application within two weeks of submission. For more info about WSFMA: www.wafarmersmarkets.com

Washington State Farmers Market Association

www.facebook.com/WSFMA

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Photo Fellowship Wraps, Drought, and Fire Costs

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NASF News

That’s a wrap! Today marks the final day of Leslie’s adventure as the NASF Foundation photography fellow. Here’s a look back on the past five weeks.
Check out our interview in World Biomass Magazine (pages 40-44)

In Your State

Record Drought Ravages Crops, Saps Honey Production (California)
State Forester Jim Karels Recognized by Cabinet (Florida)
The Nature Conservancy Helping to Increase Longleaf Pine Acres (Texas)
Emerald Ash Borer Threatening Forests (Virginia)
Map: What’s Up with
Woods in Your State?
Contact Your
State Forestry Agency

Understories

Agriculture Sectretary Tom Vilsack on Skyrocketing Wildfire Costs
The Economist: Save Trees to Save the Environment

Employment Opportunities

Federal Jobs
Non-profit/Private Sector Jobs
State Jobs
University Jobs

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Wood is our most natural resource: Video of Michael Green, Architect

Washington Forests Action Network Update ​
Working Forests Action Network

Wood is our most natural resource:
Video of Michael Green, Architect

There’s a renaissance happening now, one that involves forestry and architects, construction workers and environmental engineers.

Wood – the most natural resource we have – is getting a new look as a material of choice in the building of tall buildings.For those who are seeking a balance between aesthetic beauty, healthy working forests and responding to green energy and resource needs, the near future is very, very exciting.Vancouver, B.C.-based architect Michael Green is one person at the forefront of the conversation about constructing taller buildings with wood. Simulated assembly of large-scale wood buildingPhoto of architect Michael Green

Sustainably managed forests and wood products create a sink for carbon. The revolution happening in wood is we’re using younger, faster growing trees to produce engineered wood products which will store more carbon faster when trees are young. Sixteen percent of our global fossil fuel use goes into the making and manufacturing of steel, concrete and brick. Using wood can help offset those emissions.

We’ve produced a short video with Green in which he reveals his vision for cities and towns of the future. It’s fascinating, visually engaging, and we’re excited to share it with you.

Watch the video and then we’ll challenge you to share news of this smart approach with friends.

Working Forests Action Network 724 Columbia St. NW, Suite 250
Olympia, WA 98501Add us to your address book

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Masters Student Recruitment-Bioenergy/Biofuels Market Research

asters Student Recruitment-Bioenergy/Biofuels Market Research

Forest Products Marketing & Business Development Program

School of Renewable Natural Resources

Louisiana State University

For SPRING 2015, The Forest Products Business Development Program at the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center, Louisiana State University, is soliciting Masters-Level graduate research applications to participate in an $18 million USDA AFRI-CAP Program on bioenergy & biofuels.

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Forester – Hancock Forest Management

Hancock Forest Management

NORTH CASCADES REGION

Position: Forester

Location: Orting, WA

Closes: 9/5/2014

General Directive: Harvest operations, silviculture, transportations systems, and land managementplanning, layout, budgeting, permitting, and contract supervision.

Scope:

· NW Washington region encompasses over 320,000 acres

· Develop and maintain relationships with regulatory agencies, concerned stake holders, HFM staff, and HTRG staff

· Harvest operations, transportations systems, and land management

Duties:

· Harvest unit and associated transportation systems planning

· Harvest unit layout, administration, and contract supervision

· Silvicultural activities layout, contracting, and administration

· Development of annual property budgets and forecasts

· SFI compliance

· Risk Management

· Basic mapping tasks with ArcMap

· Support HNRG groups such as Acquisitions, Client Account Group, etc.

· Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

· A bachelor’s degree in Forest Management, Forest Engineering, or closely related field

· Strong organizational skills

· Knowledge of Microsoft computer software, with emphasis in Excel, Access, and Word preferred.

· Knowledge of using Lotus Notes or similar e-mail program

· Knowledgeable in GIS, ArcMap

· Team player, be able to understand and work with other’s needs and with different personalities

· Highly motivated and entrepreneurial

· Strong oral and written communication skills

Qualified candidates should apply on line or send a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to jobs Please include your salary requirements, cover letter, resume, references, and transcripts.

Hancock Forest Management offers a competitive compensation and benefit package, a team oriented work environment and growth opportunities for its employees.

Hancock Natural Resource Group is an equal opportunity employer.

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Amazing Internship Opportunity in Seattle with the National Park Service

 

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is currently looking for a minimum of two interns for the fall semester/quarter to assist on an ongoing project. The goal of the project is to connect urban youth with National Parks as well as cultural and historical sites in Washington. This is a great opportunity for community engagement, conservation, and education. See below or the attached document for more information and details on how to apply.

Thanks! – Kelsey

Fall 2014 National Park Service Internship

In My Backyard Project

Background:

This internship is a part of a long-term project initiated by the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (KLSE) in Seattle. This project is the first of its kind within the NPS. The mission of the project is to connect urban youth with National Parks and cultural and historical sites in Washington State. KLSE is a prime location for this project because it serves as a hub for national parks throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Since summer of 2013, KLSE rangers, interns, teachers and volunteers have guided this project. Previous interns have researched and visited local national parks and cultural and historical sites. They wrote blog posts about their visits and opportunities for youth and promoted the project through social media and by attending local festivals. The objective of their efforts was to gather information and promote volunteer and job opportunities for youth as well as general information and travel suggestions. The goal for future interns is to compile the research, photographs and videos so that it can be distributed and utilized by the community.

Intern duties:

The fall 2014 internship will carry the project into 2015. Two or more interns will be working on the project in collaboration with Ranger Kelsey Johnson who helped start the project. The interns will be creating and distributing outreach and educational materials about special places in Washington. These materials will be based on research and trip reports conducted by the team in summer 2014.

Since the beginning of In My Backyard, the project has been team driven. Interns will have opportunities to shape their internships based on their interests and goals. This internship can be tailored to individual preferences and strengthening resumes. Duties may also include traveling to and exploring more national parks and historical/cultural sites. This internship is applicable for credit. It is unpaid. Hours are flexible and can be arranged around interns’ class schedules. Expected work hours are 10-15 hours per week. The length of the internship is flexible, but is tentatively scheduled for 10 weeks between September-December.

Students interested in the following and/or majoring in the following fields are encouraged to apply:

Community Outreach

Communications

Education

English

Environmental Justice

Environmental Science

Environmental Studies

Graphic Design

Journalism

Marketing

Museum Studies

Photography

Public Relations

Resource Management

Social Justice

Etc.

Desired Qualifications:

Proficient computer skills

Competent writing skills

Comfortable with public speaking

Able to work independently and as part of a team

Excellent communication skills

Self-starter

Contact information:

If you’re interested in pursuing an internship with this project, email your resume to Kelsey Johnson at kelsey_johnson.

If you would like to learn more about the project, check out the website!

http://inmybackyardnw.wordpress.com/.

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Become a Math & Science Tutor Now

Want to make a difference to traditionally underrepresented high school students while becoming involved in the UW community? Become a Seattle MESA math and science tutor for high school students. You get specialized training with a cohort of peers, credit for your time, experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and the opportunity to make an impact on local high school students.

AM I ELIGIBLE TO BECOME A TUTOR?

Are you:

· An engaging communicator or teacher?

· Committed to diversity and inclusion?

· Comfortable with algebra and/or geometry at the high school level?

· A UW undergraduate or graduate student?

WHAT IS THE SEATTLE MESA TUTOR TRAINING PROGRAM ALL ABOUT?

Seattle MESA provides opportunities and resources that inspire students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, to pursue education and careers in math, engineering and science (http://www.seattlemesa.org/). We are offering a tutor training program for UW graduate and undergraduate students as well as community members to work with high school students in math and science.

Seattle MESA Tutors must complete to following:

· Complete a Seattle MESA Introductory Tutoring Training Workshop (CENV 410).

· Attend a weekly seminar during the first quarter of tutoring (CENV 420 offered Autumn or Winter quarters).

· Tutor students once a week on site at a partner school.

· Complete and pass the appropriate subject area test.

· Complete a background check through the Seattle Public Schools and follow UW volunteer guidelines.

HOW AND WHEN CAN I START? Register now for the fall MESA Introductory Tutor Training Workshop (C ENV 410 Special Topics in the Fall Time Schedule). This is a 1 credit hour tutor skills and cultural competency training designed to get you ready to work one on one and in small groups with high school students in math. You will observe teachers and your students in their classrooms and complete a series of assignments and reflections. There will be two workshops opportunities offered in fall quarter: one in October and the other in November. The two workshop opportunities meet three Wednesdays each: Sept. 24, Oct.1 and 8 from 3-5 pm; OR Nov 5,12, and 19 from 4-6pm. All students must also be able to complete a classroom observation during the day at a local high school.

CAN SEATTLE MESA TUTORING COUNT TOWARDS MY MAJOR OR MINOR? Maybe! Our tutoring training program coursework can fulfill the Field Experience requirement for the ELS minor and may be considered as credits towards the Diversity minor.

Questions? Please see mtutoruw

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Internship Opportunity- National Visitor Use Monitoring Program West Virginia University

internship opportunity for students and recent graduates with West Virginia University and the USDA Forest Service. Throughout the coming year, we have a variety of data collection opportunities on forests in both Oregon and Washington including the Olympic, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie and the Okanogan-Wenatchee. It is an excellent opportunity for both enrolled students and recent graduates to earn field data collection experience and get exposure to federal recreation and resource management.

I have attached a flyer that gives some specifics about the program and the position. Please feel free to circulate the flyer to any students or recent graduates who may be interested.

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The GREEN Program – New Winter Program Dates – Please forward!

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The GREEN Program – Now accepting Applications

The GREEN Program is the premiere experiential learning program for future clean energy and sustainability leaders. The short-term immersion programs take students on adventures to the epicenters of clean tech, sustainability and innovative industries.

  • Engage in hands-on, experiential education with industry experts and professionals
  • Behind the scenes access to innovative clean energy facilities and sustainability projects
  • Supercharge your resume with a global perspective and unique cultural experience
  • Network and develop relationships with powerhouse student leaders and professionals
  • Bridge the gap between traditional "textbook learning" and real-time industry insight
  • World-class "Bucket list" adventure excursions
  • Earn transferable credit with a transcript during our 8-10 day programs

Take a step out of the classroom and experience the clean energy and sustainability industries, while having the adventure of your life with The GREEN Program.

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8-Day: Renewable Energy + Sustainability + Extreme Climate

  • World-class educational environment
  • Bucket list adventure excursions
  • Epicenter of renewable energy
  • Student driven innovation
  • Credit available with transcript

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9-Day: Sustainable Design + Urban Regeneration + Thought Leadership

  • Crossroads of design and industry
  • Corporate, NGO, and Governmental collaborations
  • Fusion of global markets and sustainability
  • Credit available with transcript

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10-Day: Water Resource Management + Sustainable Practices

  • Explore ancient Inca technologies
  • Evaluate Peru’s natural resource policy
  • Implementation of water sanitation technology in the third world
  • Credit available with transcript

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"Every single student who is interested in the environment, renewable energy or sustainability should not hesitate for a second to attend this program. The world needs more GREEN Alumni"

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The GREEN Program

"Accelerating meaningful careers around the world"

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WADNR Fish biologist RECRUITING ANNOUNCEMENT

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Job Vacancies with the Colorado State Forest Service

The Colorado State Forest Service is hiring for 2 Foresters at the Boulder and Golden Districts.

Minimum Qualifications:

§ A degree in a curriculum from a Society of American Foresters’ (SAF) accredited forestry school is required (please see accreditation link in the Application Information section of this announcement).

§ Six months professional forestry experience.

§ Ability to operate four-wheel-drive and all-terrain vehicles, use and maintain forestry equipment, and to perform strenuous outdoor work in a variety of terrain and weather conditions is required.

§ Successful applicants must have a valid Colorado driver’s license or the ability to acquire one upon employment.

Please see the attached for the full Position Announcement, and go to: http://csfs.colostate.edu/pages/employment.html to apply.

Applications are being accepted until September 12, 2014.

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Community Food Activator, Seattle WA

The Community Food Activator helps increase local food security by helping community members obtain, prepare and dispose of food sustainably. Inspire community members to help create a more sustainable local food system through gardening, nutrition, recycling and composting activities.

The work requires knowledge and skills to design and implement food system related recreational activities for diverse groups and special populations. Personal contacts are with the public to provide recreational programs or information on recreational programs, and with other departments or community agencies to coordinate program activities or facilities use.

Responsibilities

  • Organizes, plans, implements and leads recreation daily indoor/outdoor recreational activities such as: food gardening, cooking, food waste recycling, field trips and special events.
  • Secures and maintains all materials and equipment for assigned programs.
    Supervises youth and adult recreation activities and maintains order and discipline.
  • Coordinates seasonal programs or special activities for City-wide recreational programs and recreational programs for special populations.
  • Lead volunteers and community partners assigned to their program area. Monitors performance of volunteers and community partners during these activities.
  • Assure satisfactory program performance by training and supervising volunteers and staff assigned to the project.
  • Solicits information from participants and communities on recreation needs/desires. Prepares recommendations for new program development or program revisions to meet community needs.
  • Responds to comments, questions, and complaints from program participants. Plans and conducts special events.
  • Solicits volunteer participation in supervising recreational activities and special events.
  • Observes necessary precautions to secure the safety of recreation participants and spectators, and renders routine first aid in cases of minor injury. Responds according to Parks protocol in emergency situations.
  • Maintains such records as attendance, program activities, volunteer participation and special events activities. Prepares weekly report of all activities.
  • Contribute to public awareness of programs and services by making public presentations, designing brochures, and developing other promotional materials as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires one year experience in a community-based recreation program and an associate degree in Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, or related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class.)
  • Minimum of two years of work experience in urban agriculture, or in the propagation and maintenance of flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees at a conservatory, greenhouse, or nursery (Combinations of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability).
  • Occasionally lift, carry, push, pull up to 30 pounds

Desired Qualifications

  • Has a preventative approach to safety while working with teens
  • Experience/interest in asset-based community development
  • Basic knowledge of youth program development
  • Strong oral communication skills, including public speaking skills
  • Desire/ability to work collaboratively with teens of diverse backgrounds
  • Washington State Food Worker’s Permit
  • First Aid/CPR certification

Job Location: Seattle, Wa
Employment Type: Service Contract. Contractor will be paid based upon deliverable.
Duration: Up to five months
Accepting applications until: August 29, 2014
Start Date: ASAP

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Shanyanika Burton at Shanyanika.Burton

Or

4209 West Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106…

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dean/dir WVU Extension

http://employmentservices.hr.wvu.edu/wvu_jobs/non-classified_positions/dean-of-the-wvu-extension-service-47

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