GS-5, Senior Fire Fighter (Engine), PSE position, Parkdale, Oregon

Please find attached the Outreach/Vacancy announcement for a Senior Fire Fighter on at Type 3 Engine at located on the Hood River RD, duty station at Parkdale, OR, 13/13 PSE. This vacancy can be found and applied for in USAJOBS under the OCR in the announcement attached.


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Reading the Elwha: Tracing the Dynamics of Landscape Change; Summer Course LARC 498A/598A

READING THE ELWHA: Tracing the Dynamics of Landscape Change L ARCH 498A (SLN# 11964); L ARCH 598A (SLN# 11968); 4 credits Planning Meeting July 24th, 2014, 5:00-7:00 pm, GLD 312 Camping Trip: July 28th – August 1st, 2014

Located on the Olympic Peninsula, the Elwha Rivers flows north out of the Olympic Mountains in Olympic National Park before emptying into the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Historically the river supported diverse and viable populations of five species of salmonids, but for the last century two dams have blocked the river to migration and altered the biophysical processes of the watershed. After three years of deconstruction, the dams will have been fully removed and the historic flows of the river will return. The removal marks the largest dam removal in U.S. history and establishes a precedent for the future management of rivers in the Pacific Northwest and the U.S. This course is a five-day, four night (July 28th – August 1st, 2014) field intensive exploration of the watershed. Activities include moderate hiking in all areas of the watershed and discussions with the public agencies and tribes that have led and are studying the biophysical responses of the river. Aside from the week!
in the field the class meets formally for one planning meeting prior to the trip (July 24th). The class is open to all University of Washington students. An informational meeting will be held in mid-April, but questions regarding the class are always welcome. Please direct inquiries to Ken Yocom,

Ken Yocom
Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture Graduate Program Coordinator University of Washington

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QDMA On line summer class available

Please find attached a flyer and the syllabus for the online summer course, Quality Deer Management – WFB 4150 for undergraduates and WFB 6150 for graduate students. This class qualifies student for QDMA Deer Steward 1 certification.

This is an online full summer class taught at reduced tuition for our students and your students. The same tuition applies for instate and out of state students.



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Recruiting Peer Facilitator for Exciting 3-week August Field-Based Class

Unique and Exciting Opportunity for UW Students to Serve as Peer Facilitators with Program on the Environment and UW International Educational Outreach

The course, "Humans and the Environment in the Pacific Northwest," will introduce about 35 visiting students from Keio University in Japan to topics ranging from forest ecology, water quality, and waste to green building, restoration ecology and urban food sustainability. Peer Facilitators will assist in leading activities (including field trips to places like Mt. Rainier and the Bullitt Center and activities like hiking and canoeing) as well as in mentoring Japanese students on topic-based research projects.

To be eligible, potential Peer Facilitators should be current or recently graduated UW students and available most of the time (9am-5pm on weekdays, and for one overnight field trip) during the course period, August 4th-22nd, 2014 as well as for one half-day orientation in July 2014. Benefits are many, including individualized mentoring and teaching practice, resume-building experience, the opportunity to visit interesting places, and new friendships and memories. (Note that the position is not paid). UW student can earn up to five course credits for serving as Peer Facilitator, or may serve as official UW volunteers.

Positions will be filled on a rolling basis in spring quarter 2014. Please email course instructor Megan Horst at horstm with questions. If interested in the


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Botany Temp Outreach GS-5/6/7 Huron National Forest

GS-5/6/7 botany 1039 seasonal positions in Mio or Oscoda, Michigan. We anticipate hiring 1 to 2 seasonal botanists with the primary duty of conducting sensitive plant surveys beginning in June and ending as late as September or October 2014. The announcement will be open on between Monday, April 21 and Thursday, May 1, 2014.

2014 HMNF 1039 OutreachBOTANY(2).docx

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NASF Weekly Update – April 18, 2014


The NASF Washington Weekly Report

April 18, 2014


Bettina Ring appointed State Forester of Virginia

NASF welcomes Bettina K. Ring, who has been appointed State Forester of Virginia. Ring most recently served as Senior Vice President of Family Forests at the American Forest Foundation where she was responsible for the American Tree Farm System®, the largest and oldest sustainable woodland program in America, supporting…

Around the States

Study shows consequences of warming climate on Michigan’s forests

“Climate change information is often presented at scales that are hard to digest,” said Stephen Handler, the lead author for the Michigan Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis, “This report is designed to give forest managers in Michigan the best possible science of effects of climate change for our…

April 30th deadline for Georgia Forestry Foundation’s $35,000 artwork and slogan contest

The Georgia Forestry Foundation’s artwork and slogan contests offers students and schools an opportunity to win a prize valued up to $35,000. The initiative, “Forestry: A Foundation for our Future” was launched to create greater awareness of the economic, environmental and social benefits of Georgia’s 24.8 million acres…

Announcements & Opportunities

Symposium on “Forestry Best Management Practice Effectiveness” in the Eastern US

The symposium on “Forestry Best Management Practice Effectiveness” is meant to communicate recent research findings on BMP effectiveness in the eastern U.S to a broad audience including forest managers and industry representatives as well as state and federal regulatory agency staff. It is also meant to catalogue BMP…

2014 TD Green Streets grant recipients announced

On March 7th, TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation announced the winners of TD Green Streets, a grant program supporting innovation in urban forestry. Each $20,000 grant will fund projects in under-served communities, including the purchase of trees, tree planting, maintenance costs and educational activities. “We’re…

Urban and Community Forests

Research suggests link between trees and lower crime rates

A new study in Baltimore City and Baltimore County have found that with a few exceptions, the frequency of crimes reported in a particular area goes down as the tree cover gets thicker. Just a 10 percent increase in leaf canopy was associated with a 12 percent drop in crime. The study supports arguments by advocates that…

Forest Markets

Two-year associate’s degree aims to promote careers in forestry

As career foresters retire, local wood products companies need workers with bachelor’s degrees in forestry. While this seems like good news for a tough job market, recent graduates with four-year degrees in forestry typically don’t want to move to places like rural Oregon, where there is need, and rural, often poor kids…

Genetically engineered poplar trees may open door for cheaper biofuels

By inserting a piece of code isolated from a Chinese herb into the DNA of a poplar tree, scientists at the University of British Columbia, Michigan State and University of Wisconsin-Madison have produced a tree designed for easy deconstruction. These trees can be sterilized to prevent “gene flow” and can be planted on…

In the Mix

From cheap wood to high power: cellulose to energy storage

Scientists at Oregon State University have uncovered a fundamental chemical discovery: cellulose, the most abundant organic polymer on Earth and a key component of trees, can be heated in a furnace in the presence of ammonia and turned into the building blocks for supercapacitors. These high-power energy devices have a…

Woodland salamanders as quiet heroes of the forest

A new study suggests that woodland salamanders play a significant role in the global carbon cycle. Tiny but abundant, on an average day, a salamander eats 20 ants of all sizes, two fly or beetle larvae, one adult beetle and half of an insect called the springtail. Their prey consists almost entirely of shredding..

State foresters to receive grants to restore forests on degraded mined land areas

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the USDA Forest Service – State and Private Forestry (USFS) partnered to create the Appalachian Forest Renewal Initiative, which will allocate $678,000 to State Foresters or their designated partners to restore forests on degraded mined land areas. Sites will span…

Employment Opportunities

New Mexico seeking Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager

The Urban & Community Forestry (U&CF) Program Manager embraces statewide responsibilities. The Program Manager initiates a State U&CF Program Strategic Plan, at least every 5 years; writes and administers the Professional Services…

City of Wilmington (DE) seeks Urban Forest Administrator

The Urban Forest Administrator upholds the tree ordinance and provides a level of professional expertise for tree evaluations for hazardous trees. The position is in the Department of Public works and is tasked with planting trees to protect water…


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Seeking Youth Empowerment Coordinator

A community project in Rainier Vista is seeking a temporary, part-time Youth Empowerment Coordinator to lead a team of 10 multicultural youth in building community and developing leadership through a summer of service. Applications are due April 30.

We are seeking someone with experience and passion for multicultural youth development to lead the Youth Community Builder element of the Year of Pride Project. You would receive a stipend of $2,000 for your service.

Please see the attached job description for more information.

To apply: Please send a resume to Justin.hellier by April 30, along with a description of why you are interested in the position, and what experience and skills you would bring.

Youth Empowerment Coordinator job description.pdf

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Bob Marshall Wilderness Trail Crew Leaders Needed

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Environmental Engineering Position at University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

The UW-Stevens Point Department of Paper Science & Engineering is hiring an Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering. This is a full-time (9 month) tenure track position with an ABET accredited program. This faculty position will provide undergraduate instruction in environmental engineering courses as well as have opportunities for research and outreach. Experience in and desire to work with diverse populations of learners and stakeholders is expected. The successful applicant should have or be near completion of a Ph.D. in the area of environmental engineering or a related engineering field. UWSP is an equal opportunity employer. For application information and more details on the position please visit:

UWSP Environmental Engineering Faculty Position Announcement.pdf

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Short-Term Trips That Provide Long-Term Impact


The Foundation of Sustainable Development (FSD) is offering two Open Enrollment and two Group Global Service Trips (GSTs) to: Mombasa, Kenya; Masaka, Uganda; Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua; and Tola, Nicaragua.

These exciting opportunities have been programmed for individuals, friends, family members, co-workers, educators, professionals, and students (high school through college) to team up on an exciting international community development project, allowing you to
Be Part of a Community’s Defining Moment!

GSTs offer volunteers a unique service trip experience at some of our most popular program sites. Our Global Service Trips (GSTs) provide short-term field experience in international community development, supporting one of our community partner organizations. Once you are in country, FSD staff and community partners provide the support you need in a safe and secure environment.


web_africa_6.jpgOpen Enrollment GST in Mombasa, KenyaDATES: Saturday, August 2 through Tuesday, August 12, 2014THEME: Microenterprise & Microfinance

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Through facilitating workshops on strategic and organizational planning, marketing, and basic accounting systems, GST volunteers will help small business owners and cooperatives strengthen their bottom line and assure business sustainability in Mombasa. Live with a host family and learn about local culture and customs. Visit artisan markets and local historical sites to learn about local history and customs.

PROGRAM FEE: $1,785 per person (plus airfare)


Open Enrollment GST in Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua
DATES: Saturday, July 19 through Sunday, July 27, 2014THEME: Youth Development

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This GST group will work with one of FSD´s community partner organizations and a local school to strengthen environmental consciousness and develop educational workshops that display the importance of environmental sustainability within the community. Live with a host family and learn about local culture and customs. Visit artisan markets and local historical sites to learn about local history.

PROGRAM FEE: $1,565 per person (plus airfare)


Masaka+GST.jpgGroup GST in Masaka, UgandaWHO: Value-aligned groups of friends, family members, colleagues, educators, professionals, and students (high school through college) who want to team up on an exciting international community development project.DATES: Saturday, August 2 through Tuesday, August 12, 2014

THEME: Environmental Sustainability

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The goal of this environmental sustainability project is to support families in villages of Masaka, Uganda to enhance access to clean water and sanitation by developing facilities made from locally available resources with training by local community experts.

PROGRAM FEE: $1,990 per person (plus airfare)


web_bolivia_public_health.jpgGroup GST in Tola, NicaraguaWHO: Value-aligned groups of friends, family members, colleagues, educators, professionals, and students (high school through college) who want to team up on an exciting international community development project.DATES: Saturday, August 16 through Tuesday, August 26, 2014

THEME: Public Health

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The goal of this public health project is to improve the quality of life of the residents of El Higueral and neighboring communities by implementing public health education activities focused on preventive care, health awareness, and accessibility to low-cost generic medicines.

PROGRAM FEE: $1,565 per person (plus airfare)


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Top_Rated_Badge.jpegOUR MISSION FSD achieves community-driven goals through asset-based development and international exchange in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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Targeted Fields
Open to all fields.

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students. Students Working on Master’s
Thesis. Students Working on Doctoral Dissertation.

No citizenship requirements.

Eligibility Requirements
All applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need through
submission of a Financial Needs Form (FNF) and the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Must be an enrolled member of an American
Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or posses 1/4 degree of recognized
Indian blood.

Awards range from $1000 to $5,000 for an academic year (not including


Program Description
Over 400 fellowships for American Indian and Alaska Native students
pursuing master’s, doctoral, or professional degrees.

For More Information
American Indian Graduate Center
3701 San Mateo NE #200
Albuquerque, NM 87109-1291
(505) 881-4584

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Student Volunteers Needed: Engineerin​g Majors Fair! (5/6/14)

The UW Society of Women Engineers and the Engineering dorms are hosting an Engineering Majors Fair on Tuesday, May 6, 5:30 – 7pm for UW students who are interested in pursuing engineering, and they need upperclassmen to speak about their majors in a casual environment.

Dan Feetham, the pre-engineering adviser, encourages volunteers to bring an “artifact”, such as capstone projects, research projects, or any item that they can use to help explain and illustrate the work they do in their major. Discovery Day displays are great to bring too!

Event: Engineering Majors Fair
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Time: 5:30 – 7pm
Location: McCarty ABC Rooms
Volunteer Sign-up [Deadline: Wed. 4/23]:

Setup & volunteering: There will be a table set up for each engineering department, and each table should have 2-5 students at all times (volunteers may take different shifts), with at least one interesting “artifact” (ex. research projects, Discovery Day displays) at the table. Pre-engineers will be able to visit any of the tables throughout the fair (career fair style, but more laid-back).

Contact swe if you have any questions.

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Lav Grad Countdown: 8 weeks until Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation 2014

Graduate and celebrate all of you! Lavender Grad is open to any student eligible, at any level (undergrad or graduate/professional) for a graduation in the 2013-2014 (including fall 2014) academic year. The Q Center and QSC host Lavender Graduation as a time for the UW queer, trans*, two-spirit, same gender loving, and allied communities to come together and celebrate our multiple identities, our accomplishments, and sheer AWESOMENESS. You do not have to be graduating or be of a certain sexual or gender identity/orientation/expression to participate and/or attend the Lavender Graduation year-end celebration. Everyone is welcome and wanted!!!

Here is what graduates say about Lavender Graduation:

“I felt more embraced and supported by community than I had during the rest of my time as a PhD student. Lav Grad was awesome!”

“Lav Grad was such a warm and welcoming ceremony that instilled such a sense of pride…I got to stand in front of my friends and family and have the feeling that all parts of my life got to come together for the first time.”

The whens, wheres, whys and hows:

When: TUESDAY, June 10th, from 6-8:30 p.m. Graduates please arrive by NO LATER than 5:15 p.m.

Where: THE UW TOWER, Mezzanine Level Cafeteria (Brooklyn Avenue is closed in front of Tower, please make parking arrangements

​in the UW Tower lot ($15 for special graduation day pass), ​

on the street, on campus, or in the Hotel Deca parking lot

​. Parking for people with disabilities will be available in the UW Tower lot​


How: IF YOU ARE GRADUATING; please register here.

Dress: You can wear whatever you want! This is your graduation and as queer and trans* folks we are often “required” by work, school, family, culture, etc. to dress in ways that do not necessarily fit our tastes. If you wish to wear the cap and gown, wear it. If you want to appear in drag, do it. All clothing has cultural significance, but sometimes we want to wear cultural regalia that honors our history,ourselves and the moment, please do so! If you want to dress up, or down, go for it. You want to be comfy, have at it. This is your night. All of your identities are celebrated as is the awesomeness that is you and our UW queer communities!

“Lavender Graduation was one of the most joyous moments of my life so far. It was wonderful to be in a room with so many queer people and allies, celebrating making it through 4 years. The whole event was amazing and life affirming.”

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Fall quarter in Friday Harbor – Marine biology, literature and creative writing!


Once again, the English Department is collaborating with Marine Biology to offer an incredible opportunity: what could be more fun than spending fall quarter in the San Juan Islands at the UW’s Friday Harbor facility, writing creatively, reading, and studying the marine environment? Creative writing, literature, and marine biology credit (NW credit, hands-on and suitable for non science types) is available — along with beach combing, riding around in boats, and sharing an experience you’ll always remember with faculty and other students in the beautiful accommodations up at Friday Harbor.

The program fees include everything: tuition, room, three delicious meals per day, snacks, and course materials. Your only cost is your ferry ride to Friday Harbor and pocket money!

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Nonprofit Management Certificate Information Session 4/16

*Nonprofit Management Certificate Information Session*

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Parrington Hall Forum (Room 309)

The *Nonprofit Management Certificate* program gives you the tools and framework needed to meet the increasing challenges facing the nonprofit sector today. Students are drawn from diverse departments across the UW, giving the core courses a distinctive, interdisciplinary perspective on the unique issues facing the nonprofit community.

Only current UW graduate students are eligible to apply. The certificate is designed to be incorporated into your graduate studies during your second and/or final year in school.

All application materials are due by 5:00 p.m. on April 25.

Further information and the link to application instructions can be found at

If you are unable to attend but would like to learn more about the program, please don’t hesitate to contact us at or 206.616.1613.

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Hancock Forest Management

Forester Lands.doc

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Outreach-Engineer Technician G 0802 10/11

The Rogue River/Siskiyou National Forest will soon be advertising as Engineering Technician position. Please see the attached outreach notice for more details. The position is located in Gold Beach, Oregon. It’s a geat opportunity in a beautiful part of the state.

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Summer Course – ENVIR 495 B

Class Title: Ecological Restoration: Human and Social Dimensions

When: Summer 2014, Full Term

Days and Times: M/W – 10:00am-11:10am

Credits: 4

SLN: 11415

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Pathways Announcements

The NRCS will be announcing the soil scientist pathways summer interns tomorrow on USA jobs This announcement will only be open for 5 days. Please let any interested soil scientist student know about this excellent opportunity. The pathways program leads to a permanent job with the Soil Science Division. There will be 11 locations across the US, which means we are hiring 11 students. Our region will be placing a student in Ontario, OR and Fairbanks, AK for this summer. Both of those offices are 100% focused on initial soil survey.
Travel to the location will be paid and the students will receive a 1000-1500 stipend. I’m not sure of the exact amount.
Additionally, there are three locations for ESI pathways students. I think these will only be advertised as rangeland management specialists. These positions will lead to a permanent job on the SSD staff as a ESI specialist. Despite our best effort, SSR01 will not be receiving an ESI pathways student this year.

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