22-23 Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group Restoration Tech
The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group, at the Salmon Center, strives to deepen the connection between land, people, and salmon through restoration, education, and research. Through our restoration work, we remove invasive species and install native trees and shrubs in critical salmon habitat, strengthening our local ecosystems, making them more resilient against climate change and invasive plant species. The Restoration Technician will focus on the restoration of native riparian plant communities along ESA-listed Hood Canal Summer Chum rivers. The overall goal of the riparian and stewardship program is to restore the structure and function of riparian plant communities to create resilient riparian ecosystems in a changing climate. The technician will conduct restoration activities at new and existing planting sites, including planting and seeding native species, removing invasive species, implementing browse protection strategies, surveying and collecting riparian habitat data. The technician will lead volunteer events including the installation of native trees and shrubs, sheet mulching, and native plant nursery propagation and maintenance. In addition, the technician may assist other project managers and the salmon and steelhead biologist as needed. We will hold interviews for the position throughout the spring and early summer, and hire 1 member to begin in the fall. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : The Environmental Steward will assist the HCSEG Stewardship Coordinator in riparian restoration activities to improve salmon habitat and Hood Canal Watershed ecosystems. These activities will include preparing planting sites; planting native trees and shrubs; invasive plant species removal; maintenance of previous planting sites; and native plant nursery maintenance. The member will lead volunteer planting events at restoration sites throughout the winter. The member will also be involved in ongoing efforts to restore and maintain previous restoration efforts at the Salmon Center and Union River Estuary Preserve.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service , Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage , Stipend , Training .
Car recommended .
Service Areas :
Environment , Public Speaking , Restoration Experience , Leadership , Team Work , First Aid .