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The Watershed Stewards Project (WSP) is now accepting applications for (Coastal California)
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WSP Program Overview: The mission of the Watershed Stewards Project (WSP) is to conserve, restore, and enhance anadromous (salmon and trout-bearing) watersheds for future generations by linking education with high quality scientific practices. Developed in 1994 by natural resource professionals to be a project of the California Conservation Corps, WSP was seen as an effective strategy to address the comprehensive need of restoring the major coastal watersheds in California's coastal communities. The program places members with various federal, state, county, tribal, and non-profit organizations to work together to revitalize watersheds inhabited by endangered and threatened anadromous fish species by performing state-of-the art monitoring and restoration techniques, promoting watershed awareness through community outreach, and educating students using WSP's Real Science environmental education curricula. WSP Member Duties: 60 WSP members will serve a minimum of 1700 hours under the mentorship of natural resource professionals throughout California's coastal communities from October 7th 2013 - August 15th, 2014. WSP members primarily work on scientific watershed assessment, monitoring, restoration, and conservation projects. Members also participate in community outreach and education activities. Each WSP placement site engages two or more members in all service activity areas, and each site's overall strategy, emphasis, effort, and timing of service activities varies. For more specific information about each WSP placement site, please refer to www.ccc.ca.gov/go/wsp. -Field Duties: Adult spawning and habitat utilization surveys, biological sampling, culvert and road failure analysis, instream habitat surveys, restoration project implementation, riparian surveys and water quality monitoring.-Analysis Duties: Restoration project development and design. data entry and analysis, landowner access agreements, quantitative watershed research, technical writing.-Community Outreach and Education: Members help strengthen communities through environmentally-based public outreach activities that include assisting in the organization of environmental education fairs, delivering presentations to community members and service groups, coordinating a hands-on community restoration project, and staffing public information booths at fairs and other public events. Members also promote watershed awareness in K-12 classrooms by developing and presenting six-week environmental curricula in schools, and engaging students, teachers, and community members in hands-on restoration projects. Qualifications:-25 semester units of college-level science or 6 months of equivalent work experience-Interest in natural resources and environmental education-Dedication to serving the community. -Age 21 or older (no upper age limit)-Possess or be willing to obtain a California Driver's License-US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident AlienBenefits:-A modest living stipend: Members -- $13,600/term, Team Leaders -- $16,150/term-No-cost health care-Child care (for income-eligible members only)-An education award of $5,550 upon successful completion of service-Student loan forbearance and deferment on eligible loans.How to Apply to WSP:-Complete the online AmeriCorps application (available at www.myamericorps.gov)-Submit your AmeriCorps application electronically to the WSP listing with AmeriCorps-Submit a cover letter and resume to wsp.recruiter at ccc.ca.gov-Make sure all application materials have been received by the WSP Office no later than Friday, June 28th, 2013.Contact Information:If you have any questions about the Watershed Stewards Project or how to apply, please contact the WSP Project Managers at: -Mail: 1455-C Sandy Prairie Ct, Fortuna, CA 95540-Email: firstname.lastname@example.org-Phone: 707.725.8601-Fax: 707.725.8602 Location: Coastal California Compensation: -A modest living stipend: Members -- $13,600/term, Team Leaders -- $16,150/term This is at a non-profit organization. This is an internship jobPrincipals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.