Environmental Steward, Maine Natural Areas Program

Maine Natural Areas Program will provide training and mentorship in areas including, but not limited to:

  • ArcGIS software: data entry, manipulation, map-making
  • GPS use: data upload and download, use of different GPS models and freeware
  • iMapInvasives online mapping tool: data input, query, reporting
  • Invasive and native plant identification skills
  • Invasive plant search/mapping methods
  • Strategic invasive plant control methods and prioritization approaches
  • Training to become a licensed pesticide applicator (for herbicide control of invasive plants).

Essential Functions:

  • Conducting invasive species survey including plant identification and mapping
  • Collecting and analyzing data, mostly using iMapInvasives
  • Creating site specific maps and management recommendations
  • Controlling invasive plants using manual, mechanical, and herbicide tools
  • Maintaining a centralized database of priority sites and a timeline for management
  • Identify sites suitable for volunteer invasive plant service days
  • Assisting with other MNAP projects such as invasive plant trainings and outreach, natural community surveys, wetland community survey and evaluation
  • Communicating over the phone, via email, in person and in writing with a wide range of people
  • Ability to collaborate with volunteers
  • And more!

Full position description and application instructions
Term: May 21, 2018 - November 16, 2018 (900 hours)
Deadline: March 9, 2018
Location: Augusta, Maine