Restoration Technician

Restoration Technician

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The Restoration Technician will help manage and restore tallgrass prairie at Nachusa Grasslands, a 4,000 acre preserve near Dixon, IL. The technician will work on a crew to remove invasive weeds and hand-collect native seeds. Seeds are used to restore agricultural lands back to high diversity prairie, wetlands, and savanna on site annually. This role is a great opportunity to learn about plants, animals, and natural areas management with an emphasis on ecological restoration. The position affords the opportunity to engage in interesting, educational, and challenging outside work at a dynamic restoration project. This is an exceptional entry level position to learn what it takes to do natural areas management and restoration. Full-time job, short term position ending Dec. 2, 2022 at $14.50/hr. Includes nice clean on-site housing (one technician per room), high speed internet available at HQ. No pets.


Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. See below for other essential functions and scope of work for this role. Come join TNC and apply today!

  • Herbicide application with backpack
  • Hand-harvest native seeds
  • Invasive weed management using backpack herbicide sprayers and hand spades
  • Maintain bison fence and buildings
  • Set up for events for visitors and members
  • Repair and maintain equipment
  • May interact with visitors
  • Works and interacts with volunteer stewards
  • Works under either close or infrequent supervision
  • Works in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances
  • Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain
Location: Illinois
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: August 21, 2022
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