The Innovative Restoration Technician provides administrative, research, project management and/or general assistance to program or staff. Specifically, the Innovative Restoration Technician will support The Nature Conservancy’s Sagebrush Sea Innovative Restoration project by producing and field-testing enhanced seed materials, which are designed to increase the success of native perennial vegetation restoration. The technician will also support our work breaking dormancy in high priority restoration forbs. Other projects may include, but are not limited to, traveling within Wyoming and to other sagebrush sea states (ID, NV, OR, UT) to install and monitor field experiments, performing controlled germination experiments, assisting with data analysis and reporting, and assisting with projects in collaboration with local, state, and federal agencies.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Performs fieldwork including but not limited to monitoring seedling emergence and growth and vegetation monitoring.
- Performs lab work including but not limited to germination studies, plant growth studies and work with seeds
- Maintains project records and writes reports on findings.
- Works in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, in hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
- Requires overnight travel in and out of state.
- May purchase equipment and supplies as provided for in budget.