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Mazama pocket gophers are an important component in South Sound prairies. While still found in Thurston and Pierce Counties, they are globally rare and considered threatened with extinction by the State of Washington.
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Prairie Conservation Science
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Joint Base Lewis-McChord 
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CNLM is hiring three Americorps positions

Anne removes non-native hawthorn from the Fisher Ranch.If you visited a prairie managed by CNLM, have volunteered with CNLM, or have talked to our staff at a fair this year, it is likely you have met Cara, Anne, or Jessika. You may meet Cara out in the field leading a plant monitoring crew.  You may see Jessika weeding or collecting native plant seed at Webster’s seed farm or Violet Prairie Seed Farm. You may run into Anne on a tour of Wolf Haven’s prairie or working with educators to create prairie-related outreach materials for school groups. What do these three people all have in common? They are all Americorps service members with the Center for Natural Lands Management.

Americorps service members have been key members of CNLM’s team in the South Sound for over five years. Service members have traveled  from as far as Iowa, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, Ohio, New York, and as close as Olympia and Onalaska to join CNLM’s South Sound Prairies team. These individuals bring diverse skills and background to their positions, and leave with even more experience, confidence, and the ability to work collaboratively and creatively within a conservation organization.

Americorps members Dom, Jessika, Jordin, Anne, and Cara with kittens at Shotwell's Landing.We are hiring three positions—a Native Plant Propagation Specialist, a Prairie Science Specialist, and a Volunteer Coordinator/Restoration Specialist. These 10.5 month positions include a living stipend and multiple certifications such as Red Card (Wildfire Fighting Training and Certification), herbicide certification, and CPR/First Aid. The positions offer the opportunity to creatively contribute to critical on-the-ground conservation work, from growing prairie plants and controlling non-native species, to researching the effects of fire on the prairie, to engaging volunteers and members of the community on prairie conservation. The term of service runs from October 1 to August 15, and candidates who are between ages 18 and 26 are eligible to apply. Apply soon, the application period ends July 31.

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