Corps Member – Indiana Dunes NL

Title:                          Corps Member Intern

Position Type:       Full-time /Seasonal

Dates:                       June 16-August 19

Compensation:     $300 per week, plus room & board, and AmeriCorps Education Award

For More Info:       Contact Chad DuChateau at 608-799-5183 or chad.duchateau@wiscorps.org

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Position Overview:
The WisCorps Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore crew will work directly with the National Park Service on Wetland restoration projects at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Porter, Indiana.  Position will begin in La Crosse, WI with training/orientation prior to traveling to Indiana to begin the project.  

Wetland restoration work will focus on habitat management activities. These actions will include plant propagation, plant installation, seed collections and site preparation. Site preparation work will include herbicide applications and the use of tools and operating equipment such as hand saws, pruners, sprayers and brush cutters to remove undesirable plants. Work will be adaptive with other tasks assigned as necessary to obtain project goals. This position requires strenuous repetitive manual labor, and working outdoors under a variety of weather conditions.

Corps Member Responsibilities

  • Work hard as a team to accomplish project goals
  • Maintain high standards of personal safety both on and off the worksite
  • Abide by all WisCorps policies and procedures

Corps Member Qualifications

  • 18-25 years old
  • Ability to control exotic plants using manual, mechanical and chemical techniques
  • Experience with plant identification or a degree in biology related field, a plus
  • Highly self-motivated, hardworking, confident, autonomous
  • Relishes rugged working conditions
  • Ready to undergo a criminal background check

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Or download a paper application and send to Chad DuChateau at chad.duchateau@wiscorps.org or mail to 789 Myrick Park Dr. La Crosse, WI 54601

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