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  2. SEASONAL INVASIVE SPECIES TECHNICIAN POSITION Posted 7/19/2021 Position: A seasonal invasive species technician is being sought to implement monitoring, treatment, and outreach activities of Six Rivers Land Conservancy (SRLC). Additional activities include work performed for the Lake St. Clair Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (LSC CISMA). Pay Rate, Starting Date and Work Schedule: Compensation will be $13-$15/hour, commensurate with education and work experience. Anticipated start date is August 2, 2021. Work week will be 30-40 hours, Monday – Friday as fundi
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  4. After taking a break last year, goats have returned to help fend off invasive plant species. New Yorkers can use ranked-choice voting to pick their favorites. View the full article
  5. It’s among the wettest places on the planet, but shifts in rainfall, invasive grasses and a housing shortage are driving a wildfire spike on the islands. View the full article
  6. Hi Jacklyn! Of course I remember you from LSLI. If you use this link (from the very top of my original post - easy to miss, I think!), it will take you to the WDNR jobs site and you will see the "Apply" button. https://wj.wi.gov/psc/wisjobs/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Action=U&Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&SiteID=1&FOCUS=Applicant&JobOpeningId=2256&PostingSeq=1
  7. Hi Jo, I don't know if you'd remember me or not, my name is Jacklyn Lenten, I'm one of the participants from the 2019 Lake and Stream Leaders Institute. I've just graduated from Northern Michigan University and returned from an internship on Isle Royale. I'm looking for my next job opportunity and this position is something that I'm seriously interested in. Would you be willing and able to send me more information or tell me who I can send my resume to? Thanks, Jacklyn
  8. A program to vaccinate homebound older people was put on hold while the one-shot vaccine was paused. View the full article
  9. Complete job posting The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks is recruiting to fill an Organisms in Trade Coordinator (Conservation Biologist – Advanced) vacancy. Office location will be determined based on program needs, applicant preference, and office space availability at the time of hire. This is a project position, with an anticipated end date of December 31, 2023. Position Summary The Organisms in Trade (OIT) Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, development, and implementation of our stat
  10. Exciting update - We're keeping enrollment in the Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch open all summer. Lakes can sign up any time through August. The training video is available online, and once you're enrolled, you can dive right into surveying and reporting invasive species in Michigan lakes. Cheers, Jo
  11. A mute swan, beloved by some, was set to be euthanized after wildlife officials deemed him dangerously aggressive. Then something unexpected happened. View the full article
  12. For decades, the core mission of the Park Service was absolute conservation. Now ecologists are being forced to do triage, deciding what to safeguard — and what to let slip away. View the full article
  13. Here’s what to do if you find them in your garden. (Hint: Forget the traps.) View the full article
  14. It’s among the wettest places on the planet, but shifts in rainfall, invasive grasses and a housing shortage are driving a wildfire spike on the islands. View the full article
  15. The SWxSW Corner CISMA, a grant funded program focusing on invasive species education and management, is seeking a new coordinator. This fulltime, grant funded position will work in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties to assist land owners and managers to better address invasive species issues. This includes outreach and education programming, working with municipalities, and both grant writing and reporting. Additional information about the position can be found here, and a full list of expectations can be found here. Questions as well as applications, consisting of a cover letter and
  16. The insect cohort known as Brood X may not emerge on Long Island, a sign of humanity’s effects on even nature’s most reliable periodic events. View the full article
  17. The caterpillars, known as browntail moths, have tiny hairs that can cause skin rashes and even breathing issues for some people. View the full article
  18. The insect cohort known as Brood X may not emerge on Long Island, a sign of humanity’s effects on even nature’s most reliable periodic events. View the full article
  19. SEASONAL INVASIVE SPECIES TECHNICIAN POSITION Posted 5/24/2021 Position: A seasonal invasive species technician is being sought to implement monitoring, treatment, and outreach activities of Six Rivers Land Conservancy (SRLC). Additional activities include work performed for the Lake St. Clair Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (LSC CISMA). Pay Rate, Starting Date and Work Schedule: Compensation will be $13-$15/hour, commensurate with education and work experience. Anticipated start date is June 1, 2021. Work week will be 30-40 hours, Monday – Friday as funding
  20. Invasive species could cost the agricultural sector more than $3.5 trillion across the continent, a new study estimated. View the full article
  21. The insect cohort known as Brood X may not emerge on Long Island, a sign of humanity’s effects on even nature’s most reliable periodic events. View the full article
  22. Invasive species could cost the agricultural sector more than $3.5 trillion across the continent, a new study estimated. View the full article
  23. The insect cohort known as Brood X may not emerge on Long Island, a sign of humanity’s effects on even nature’s most reliable periodic events. View the full article
  24. For decades, the core mission of the Park Service was absolute conservation. Now ecologists are being forced to do triage, deciding what to safeguard — and what to let slip away. View the full article
  25. We'd really like to do the cut-and-return, but can't spare the staff time. We time so we treat when the plant is smaller the first year (it's usually shorter after the first year of spraying) and bring a ladder just in case. That said, if you CAN do the cut, or if the landowner can do it responsibly and leave the cut stems in place (we have a few that do!), research shows that it can be a lot more effective.
  26. Andrew Laws, who some of you might remember was involved with the BCK CISMA way back in 2016 has been working on a project as a GIS student at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, NE. He has developed a mapping application using MISIN data. From Andrew: The purpose of the application is to show invasive species sampling densities, highlight areas of need, and to encourage CISMAs in Michigan to work with school districts on getting students involved in invasive species mapping. It involves analysis on census tracts and normalizes them by population and economics. His aim is to identify
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