The Habitat Restoration Program at the Institute for Applied Ecology (www.appliedeco.org) will be hiring one crew lead and two to three assistants for a botany crew this spring and summer of 2016 for field work and related activities associated with native seed collection. Applications must be received by Friday, January 29, 2016 (see below). The crew will work closely with the IAE Native Plant Materials Coordinator to collect seed from native prairie plants, including threatened & endangered species, for restoration and recovery efforts throughout the Willamette Valley.
Seed collection will be focused on species for the Willamette Valley Native Plant Materials Cooperative, Bureau of Land Management Seeds of Success program, and collection of Threatened & Endangered plant species. Most time will be spent scouting and collecting native seed from all over the Willamette Valley, collection planning, and logistics; some time will be spent processing collected seed and performing data entry. Field work may occasionally include providing assistance on wetland restoration and conservation research projects. Few or no overnight trips are expected. The crew lead will start in April and the rest of the crew in May (see individual announcements for exact timing) and will last through the end of August, with the possibility of extension depending on funding, weather, and plant phenology.