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Habitat Restoration Member - Pinnacles National Park

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Paicines, CA


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Jan 6, 2023

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American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Pinnacles National Park, is seeking One Habitat Restoration Member to contribute to habitat restoration projects alongside NPS Staff.


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Start Date: March 6, 2023
Estimated End Date: July 21, 2023
*a 20-week minimum commitment is required *


Location Details/Description: Pinnacles National Park in Paicines, California


Pinnacles National Park is located in California's Central Coast region of the Gabilan Mountain Range east of the Salinas Valley. The surrounding landscape is largely chaparral with areas of oak savannah and grasslands. The position is located at the eastside park headquarters in Paicines, CA. Nearest communities for shopping, doctors, hospitals, and other amenities are Hollister (40 miles, population 34,400), King City (40 miles, population 14,000), Gilroy (65 miles, population 41,400), Salinas (70 miles, population 151,000), and Monterey (90 miles, population 30,000).


Pinnacles National Park is remote. Applicants must have a personal vehicle, as the nearest services are a one-hour drive in any direction. Additionally, there is no cell-phone service in the park.


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Position Overview: The ACE Members will directly serve within the Division of Research and Resource Management at Pinnacles National Park. Safety protocols related to COVID-19 will be observed. The members will serve as part of a crew conducting invasive plant treatment and habitat restoration efforts (80%). Additional duties (< 20 %) may include projects on other resource-related projects such as:

  • Seed collection
  • Planting
  • Rare plant surveys
  • Vegetation monitoring
  • Aquatic resources
  • Wildlife monitoring
  • Physical resources monitoring
  • Interpretation-related projects
  • GPS mapping
  • May use computer software applications (e.g., Access, Excel, Word, ArcGIS etc.) to enter, process, assemble, and summarize data
  • Create reports and recommendations from natural resources projects.

Living Allowance: The ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $600/week to offset the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.


AmeriCorps Education Award Program: This position may be eligible for an 675-hour AmeriCorps Education Award while serving under the EAP 2022/23 grant year program, valued up to $2,474.27 upon successful completion of a complete service term and service hours.


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