2017 Wildlife Studies Team Member
AmeriCorps Wildlife Studies Team Members (ages 18-25) will participate in on-the-job training and put those skills into practice assisting northern long-eared bat and white-tailed deer monitoring projects in partnership with Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Members will assist with a bat migration study July through November and monitoring white-tailed deer for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) during November and December. This is a physically challenging, team-oriented, outdoor AmeriCorps service position. Members will capture, radio-tag and perform telemetry-monitoring during the bat study. During the CWD study, members will educate the public on the disease, gather participant information and actively obtain deer lymph nodes for sampling.
This is a full-time commitment for a 5-month AmeriCorps service term. The Crew Member will receive a monthly stipend and an education award upon successful completion of the term that may be used for education expenses or to repay qualified student loans.
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Location: Based in Ames, Iowa
This is not a residential program; members must secure personal housing near the Ames base location. Transportation, lodging (camping) and food will be provided during out-of-town service projects July through November. When monitoring for CWD, housing will be provided, located in Allamakee & Clayton County or Pottawattamie County.
This program is available to all, without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The Conservation Corps engages AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25, as defined under the American Conservation and Youth Service Corps Act, a subtitle of the National and Community Service Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
Deadline: May 26, 2017
Questions? Contact Kellie Lager, Recruitment Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-209-9900 x31