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Botany Technician – White Bark Pine Apprentice

Work in beautiful Lassen Volcanic National Park (LAVO)!

Position Overview
The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, in cooperation with Lassen Volcanic National Park
(LAVO), is hiring one Botany Technician Apprentice to work with ecological restoration projects. The work will include tracking and collection of Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis), surveys for invasive plants, restoration of disturbed areas, seeding and seed collection, and preparing additional sites for restoration.

The applicant should be capable of hiking up to six miles daily while carrying a pack weighing up to forty pounds. The position is a field position and will get to visit a large area of the park and includes work in some of the most sensitive and beautiful areas. This is a great opportunity to learn the plants of the southern Cascades and northern Sierra Nevada, as well as brush up on plant identification skills using dichotomous keys. There will be opportunities to join other resource management crews and gain experience in numerous other tasks.

This position is part of an exciting partnership between Sierra Institute for Community and Environment and Lassen Volcanic NP to complete a variety of important restoration planning and implementation activities in the National Park.


Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Minimum Hourly Wage: 17.00/ Hr.

About Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

Promoting healthy and sustainable forests and watersheds by investing in the well-being of rural communities and strengthening their participation in natural resource decision-making and programs.

Accessible by Public Transportation: No