Grant: $63,064 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Aug. 13, 2009
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Award Description: The project award funds services to the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge from the Student Conservation Association's Conservation Intern (CI) program, which recruits and places qualified young people for environmental and conservation service projects. Two interns will serve as Wildlife Management Interns, and one intern will serve as an Invasive Species Intern. The Student Conservation Association is a non-profit organization with a fifty-year record of recruiting, training and maintaining youth for conservation service labor projects.
Project Description: SCA recruitment, screening and selection activities are underway to provide the park with candidates for selection and placement as interns. Planned work activities will include training and implementation of treatment for invasive exotic plants; and wildlife management and restoration.
Jobs Summary: Planned work under this award includes SCA providing and maintaining one invasive plant management interns to assist the park in research on the impacts of red imported fire ants on insect communities, treating exotic invasive plants; computing, compiling and summarizing data on occurrence and management of invasive plant species. SCA Will also provide two wildlife management interns to assist with the Attwater priarie chicken (APC) recovery efforts, including the care of wild hatched broods, captive propagation program and release of APCs into the wild.In addition to providing current work, this SCA program provides young people with training, hands-on environmental work, and conservation job skills for potential future environmental careers within NPS and elsewhere. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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