The 11-month term will run from September 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021 and will be based out of Asheville, NC.
Applications are due Monday, June 15, 2020.
This position will be focused on working with partners (state agencies, conservation non-profits, and volunteers) to protect more hemlock trees from the impacts of the hemlock woolly adelgid, primarily using chemical and biological control methods. Additionally, the APC member will educate, engage and empower more community members and groups to participate in hemlock conservation.
The APC member will create volunteer opportunities and recruit and organize volunteers to support above objectives. The APC member will assist the HRI in outreach and education efforts to spread accurate, useful, up-to-date information about hemlocks, their importance to our ecosystems and economy, and what can be done to save them. There will be significant face-to-face interaction through outreach activities, which will include educational presentations, trainings, demonstrations, hikes, tabling events, etc.
- Schedule, organize and publicize presentations, hikes, and other educational/outreach events
- Schedule, organize and recruit volunteers for work days to collect data, chemically treat trees, and monitor trees for biological control program on public lands
- Assist with HWA Biological Control program and insectary development
- Help organize and lead workshops to train professionals and members of the public on hemlock ecosystems and management options
- Social Media — Share HRI and partner activities and accomplishments and HRI-related stories and research
Here is a link to the program website:
AmeriCorps Project Conserve
All questions can be directed to HRI program director Margot Wallston at email@example.com.