|Employer:||Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance|
|Internship Title:||Invasive Aquatic Plant Field Crew Internship|
|Location:||Belgrade Lakes, Maine|
|Period of Engagement:||Summer|
|Compensation:||A stipend award through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement may be available for eligible, successful applicants toward the initial 100 hours of this internship, with BRCA providing compensation for hours in excess of this level. *Some housing may be available.|
|Description of the Internship:|
|The Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance (BRCA) is dedicated to conserving the lands, water quality, and natural heritage of the Belgrade Lakes Watershed. Founded in 1988, this grassroots group has grown into a combined land trust and lake trust with over 1200 members, dedicated to protecting the watershed through land conservation, watershed management and protection, education and outreach, and implementation of conservation projects. The BRCA works with area lake associations, state and town governments and agencies, other conservation groups, and private landowners to preserve the area’s natural resources and maintain public access for low-impact recreational activities like hiking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, and cross-country skiing.
BRCA is looking for candidates for the invasive aquatic plant field crew in the Belgrade Lakes watershed during summer.
For more information on this organization, please visit their website at: http://www.belgradelakes.org/contact.html
|The position will require knowledge of (or a passion for learning about) aquatic ecosystems, aquatic plant identification, and invasive aquatic plant mitigation. Using motorized and non-motorized watercraft, interns will use various surveying techniques, collect data bout invasive aquatic plants, and map plant populations, and use various techniques to remove invasive variable milfoil from lakes in the Belgrade Lakes watershed. The position will also include opportunities for various trainings and participating in educational activities at the Maine Lakes Resource Center.
Key areas of responsibility include:
Must have own transportation and a valid drivers license.