Walker Basin Conservancy

The Walker Basin Conservancy (WBC) was established in 2014 to support development and implementation of the Walker Basin Restoration Program (Program) (www.walkerbasin.org). The nascent and dynamic nature of the WBC and its diverse management obligations provide unique opportunities to develop operations from the ground level up, working closely with staff who are passionate about their mission.

Equal Opportunity Statement – Walker Basin Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. WBC does not discriminate against any employee, applicant, director, officer, contractor, or any other person with whom it deals because of race, creed, color, disability, age, sex, veteran status, religion or political affiliation. WBC complies with all federal and local statutes prohibiting discrimination in employment

Walker Basin Conservancy Yerington, NV, USA
Aug 08, 2018
Internship- Paid
STATUS : Full Time, 1700-hour term from September 10, 2018 to August 22, 2019 NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE : 6 REPORTS TO: AmeriCorps Program Manager LOCATION : Yerington, NV (exact reporting location TBD based on area of focus) JOB PURPOSE : The Restoration and Monitoring Members will serve alongside other members and WBC Conservation Technicians and Crew Leads conducting primarily project site monitoring and data collection, invasive species removal, and native plant re-vegetation within the Walker River Basin. Members may also work on recreational trail construction, sign installation, and fence construction. Members will work in conjunction with other WBC field staff, providing on the ground support to larger project operations. A working knowledge of, or a desire to learn more about, desert plant ecology and ecological restoration, nursery or horticultural practices, or agricultural systems and irrigation equipment is essential. The Restoration and Monitoring Members should also have a sincere interest in expanding their knowledge of Great Basin Desert ecology, restoration practices, the flora and fauna of Nevada, and agricultural methods and equipment. Members will serve in an outdoor setting and will often be required to camp in the field for the duration of the tour. Camping will generally be in areas with at least primitive road access for crew vehicles, but the camping sites will usually be undeveloped backcountry sites. Both camp and project sites will generally not have access to potable water, restroom facilities, or cellphone signals, and members will be expected to follow Leave No Trace principals in camp and on project. Project work will frequently require hiking over rough terrain while carrying tools and equipment. Compensation & Benefits : Living allowance of $17,000; Education award of $5,920; Medical, dental and vision insurance, child care, and federal student loan forbearance are available for eligible members at no additional cost; Uniform reimbursement; Per diem when on spike (while camping); Paid personal leave, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s; and Paid holidays. Members will receive a variety of technical and professional training related to their service activities as well as personal and professional development. Available trainings include: First aid and CPR; Leave no Trace principals; Off-road driver’s training; and Plant identification, invasive species identification and treatment, and trails training. Housing in Yerington can be difficult to find. WBC has limited and optional housing available for a low monthly rate. Housing accommodations are dorm or bunk style housing with shared bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen areas and common spaces. Local applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to apply. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Walker Basin Conservancy Yerington, Nevada
Aug 08, 2018
Full time
WBC manages a complex real property acquisition program, acquiring land, water and related interests from willing sellers in the Walker Basin, for the benefit of Walker River and Lake. In addition, WBC manages and implements significant restoration and stewardship activities on thousands of acres of land in the Walker Basin. The ideal candidate will have the ability to effectively build partnerships, work closely with agencies, develop high-level strategic plans, and be hands on and grow as this organization seeks and obtains additional funding sources and develops new programs and initiatives. The successful candidate will have proven ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and primary business partners. Preferred reporting location is Yerington, Nevada, with frequent travel to WBC’s Reno office, within the Walker Basin and elsewhere as needed. JOB PURPOSE : Reporting to the Executive Director, this position will primarily be responsible for oversight of the management, development and implementation of all stewardship and land management plans and activities on both private and public lands. This position will guide and direct the Land Manager in detailed and comprehensive planning efforts, provide support in identifying conservation goals, and prioritize those efforts. This position will also provide direction and support to the Field Manager who is responsible for supervision, and management of a large field staff working in ever changing field conditions. The Land Conservation Director is expected to develop and follow an annual budget for all restoration and field activities and approve expenses of the field staff. The Land Conservation Director will build, maintain and coordinate successful relationships with various Federal, State and local private and public entities. This position is ultimately responsible for oversight of the entire stewardship program and field operations of the Conservancy.