Newsline April 17, 2017
Arctic Indigenous Peoples Leading the Way in Ecological Restoration and Climate Resilience.
- "Shaped by Fire" film by EVST alums April 18.
- “Walking Bear Comes Home” premieres at the Roxy, April 20.
- Support Indigenous Science.
- EVST alum may win Webby Award (you can vote).
- EVST students recognized by conservation scholarship.
- EVST Alum lands new job.
Featured Events (See the Conservation Calendar for more events)
APRIL IS EARTH MONTH! Earth Week needs lots of volunteers!
- Get your hands dirty for clean water! Clark Fork Coalition Volunteer Opportunities.
- Missoula Urban Demonstration Project (MUD) needs volunteers for Earth Day Events, 4/21 & 22
- UM Ecological Restoration April events.
- Earth Day Work Day at Milltown State Park, April 22.
- UM Students & Trout Unlimited host volunteer day on Rattlesnake Creek, April 22.
- Collect Willow Cuttings to help with restoration projects on the Bitterroot, April 26.
- Rally for Climate Justice on the Oval, April 26-27.
- Lolo Watershed Group has begun strategic planning.
- Comment on Montana’s first climate assessment by May 5.
- College Campus Road Tour comes to UM May 6, needs volunteers.
- Running for Office webinar April 18.
- Montana Unprotected Wilderness, April 20.
- Local chickens star in a film, April 20.
- Wildlife Seminars, April 21.
- Wild River Film Tour, April 26.
- MegaFires film shown in Lincoln (4/26) Seeley Lake (4/27).
- Bitterroot Water Symposium, April 28 in Hamilton.
- Garden City Harvest offers Seed Saving Workshop, April 29.
- Congolese Refugee Families present a play of their experiences, April 30.
- Wildflower Walk at the Milltown State Park Overlook, May 3.
- GPHY 491-80 Participatory & Tribal GIS being offered this summer.
- Managing Natural Risk workshop, Lolo, May 5.
- Montana naturalist field trips offered by MT Natural History Center, May-June.
- Fishprinting workshop, May 26.
- Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture Education, offered this fall.
- Montana Environmental Health Assn invites you to speak at their Sept conference, apply now.
Jobs and Internships (Local or summer jobs; for full time jobs around the US, see the envirojobs list serv)
- Watershed Tech job with MT state agency –full time summer, part time during school year.
- Summer Job --Outdoor Discovery Day Camp Aftercare Instructor, apply now.
- Paid internship with turtles.
- Summer research assistantship: restoration seeding success, WY.
- Field technician position: plant community and restoration ecology.
- Summer AmeriCorps positions open across Colorado!
- Camas Magazine is now accepting applications for the 2017/18 editorship.
- Student Scholarship workshop, April 18.
- Roommate needed, $500/month.
- Room available near Sentinel High School.
- Society for Ecological Restoration Social, April 18.
- Celebrate MCAT (Missoula Community Access TV), May 5
- MontPIRG’s Party for the Public Interest, May 7.
- University Villages Plans Herbicide Application.
Arctic Indigenous Peoples Leading the Way in Ecological Restoration and Climate Resilience.
A major new international study has recognized the crucial role Arctic Indigenous Peoples have to play in ecological restoration efforts that help build resilience to major climate-change driven shifts in the distribution of land, marine and freshwater species. Published in the prestigious journal, Science, the new study, the Arctic Resilience Report, highlights the extent of climate change-driven changes in the distribution of species. It identifies the emerging challenges these shifts pose for indigenous and non-indigenous communities and economies from the tropics to the poles. Read more here.
"Shaped by Fire" film by EVST alums April 18.
This short film produced by EVST alums Nick Littman and Nick Triolo will show at 7p.m. on Tuesday, April 18th in the UC Theater as part of the International Wildlife Film Festival. In the film, Nick and Nick cross the Great Burn Proposed Wilderness in a day and tell its story of fire, rebirth and wildness. The film will show with three other local films. Admission is free. We are also looking for volunteers to table before and after the film. If you’d like to help out, contact EVST alum Beverly Dupree.
“Walking Bear Comes Home” premieres at the Roxy, April 20.
Walking Bear Comes Home: The life and work of Chuck Jonkel, a documentary about the late founder of the Great Bear Foundation and International Wildlife Film Festival and former EVST professor, premieres Thursday, April 20th at 5:00 PM at the Roxy, with a reception at 4:00 honoring Jonkel's life and work, with poetry by Vic Charlo and the unveiling of a permanent memorial to Jonkel at The Roxy. The film began as an EVST master's thesis. After the film, celebrate the release of Great Bear Community Cider at Western Cider from 7:00-10:00, with a portion of proceeds funding the Great Bear Foundation's Bears & Apples project. EVST will also sponsor a screening on April 25. Producer, Frank Tyro, will give an introduction to the film with a Q&A session. Screening is free. WHEN/WHERE: April 25 from 6:15pm-8pm in the Urey underground lecture hall.
Support Indigenous Science.
EVST professor Rosalyn LaPier is one of the organizers of the national March for Science. Indigenous scientists have drafted a letter in support of recognizing the value of indigenous science and invite you to sign onto that letter, which will be included in the March for Science on April 22. To read and sign the letter, go here.
EVST alum may win Webby Award (you can vote).
EVST alum Hank Green and friends are up for a Webby Award –the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Currently, their SciShow is ahead in the category ‘best science education channel’. If you’d like to vote, go to this site.
EVST students recognized by conservation scholarship.
Rachel Dickson won a 2017 Udall Scholarship and Cassidy White earned an Honorable Mention! Congratulations Rachel and Cassidy!
EVST Alum lands new job.
EVST Alum Melissa LaFontaine has taken a new job as a Local Foods Specialist with the National Center of Appropriate Technology. Congratulations!
APRIL IS EARTH MONTH! Earth Week needs lots of volunteers!
As usual – April (Earth Month) is shaping up to be a busy month in Missoula. Check out the Conservation Calendar to see the many events, and let Vicki Watson know if any are missing (or need updating). Some highlights include:
April 15-22 – International Wildlife Film Festival (volunteers needed)
April 17-18 – Watershed Planning Workshop at UM
April 19-20 – Clark Fork Basin Council is born at UM
April 19 – Walk Through Time exhibit set up, 6-9pm (to volunteer contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
April 20-24 – Walk Through Time exhibit at UM April 20 – UM’s Sustainaganza on the Oval 10-4pm (to volunteer, contact email@example.com)
April 22 – Earth Day – River Cleanup, Run for the Trees, March for Science, MUD & UMFLAT’s Earth celebrations, Ecopentathalon, Missoula Art Park events, etc. (Volunteers needed, see Conservation Calendar)
April 23 – Dig Day (volunteers needed, Contact 1000 New Gardens)
April 29 – Missoula People’s Climate Solidarity March & Rally (1-3) and the Grand opening of Ft. Missoula Regional Park (12-4).
Get your hands dirty for clean water! Clark Fork Coalition Volunteer Opportunities.
Join the Clark Fork Coalition and partners as we jump start an important season of river cleanups and restoration projects. Here are 4 ways you can help the river this spring. Annual Clark Fork River Cleanup: April 22nd, 10am-noon at Caras Park - Be part of this treasured Missoula event! Last year nearly 700 volunteers cleaned up over 4,000 pounds of trash. Create your own team of co-workers, friends, or family and join the community in keeping our river clean. Free BBQ, give-aways, and raffle! Volunteer Behind the Scenes at the Cleanup: April 22nd, 11:30am-12:45pm - We're looking for 12 helpers to serve lunches to hungry cleanup volunteers on April 22nd. Free BBQ, give-aways, and raffle for volunteers! Contact Katie for more info or to sign up! Lolo Creek Planting: TBD - Clark Fork Coalition is teaming up with Lolo Watershed Group again this year to reduce sedimentation of Lolo Creek. Last year, volunteers planted 1000+ plants and worked hard to keep them alive through the hot, dry summer. Now, we're heading back to replace some plants that died and keep the sites looking great! Volunteer Educators: May 25th and June 1st, 11:30am-2pm - Students from Clinton Elementary will be taking part in our Riparian Rx curriculum this spring. These kids will be working on creating a restoration plan for the Rock Creek/Clark Fork River confluence. We're looking for volunteers on May 25th and June 1st to help these kids implement their restoration plan--i.e. help them plant native riparian trees and pull invasive weeds. It will be a fun and rewarding day! Upcoming Events...Thursday, May 25th 5pm-8pm: Volunteer Appreciation Party at the Roxy Theater! Here at the Clark Fork Coalition, we are SO thankful for the help of all our volunteers, and we want to throw you a party! Please join us on May 25th at the Roxy Theater for popcorn, a water-themed film, and mingling with CFC volunteers and staff. Haven't volunteered in a while? No worries! This event is for anyone who has EVER volunteered with the Clark Fork Coalition. We'll have information on how to get back involved, and some brand-new opportunities to give back to the river that you love. Stay tuned for more info!
Missoula Urban Demonstration Project (MUD) needs volunteers for Earth Day Events, 4/21, 22.
UM Society for Ecological Restoration April events.
The UM chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration invites you to many events this spring:April 18 – Networking event at Imagine Nation (1151 W Broadway) from 5:30 – 7:30. Meet local restoration professionals. April 20 – UM SER general meeting in their native plant garden (SE corner of campus, just south of the Schrieber Gym parking lot). Garden work begins at 3:00 pm. EVST’er Tom Senter will lead a Tour at 3:30 pm. BBQ at 5:00 pm. April 22 Volunteers to Revegetate Rattlesnake Creek on Earth Day.
Earth Day Work Day at Milltown State Park, April 22.
Join staff from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks as they plant trees and flowering plants on the restored floodplain of the Clark Fork River. Bring gloves and work shoes. For more information call Michael Kustudia, 542-5533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, April 22, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Meet at the Bonner Learning Park / Clark Fork Area in Piltzville. Directions: Take I-90 to the Bonner Exit and follow Highway 200 to its junction with Highway 210. Continue a quarter of a mile and look for the Earth Day sign (turn at the first right past the caboose).
UM Students & Trout Unlimited host volunteer day on Rattlesnake Creek, April 22.
Still another great Earth Day service opportunity. UM students working in ecological restoration will plant native riparian plants along 2 irrigation diversions that have just had fish screens installed. The event starts at 9 am on April 22 at the Tom Green Memorial Park and should go no later than 3 pm. Volunteers need to RSVP to email@example.com no later than April 20 as space is limited and we are providing a thank you BBQ at the end! All ages are welcome to come join. Other events include: April 18 – Networking event at Imagine Nation (1151 W Broadway) from 5:30 – 7:30. Meet local restoration professionals and April 20 – UM SER general meeting in their native plant garden (SE corner of campus, just south of the Schrieber Gym parking lot). Garden work begins at 3:00 pm. EVST’er Tom Senter will lead a Tour at 3:30 pm. BBQ at 5:00 pm.
Collect Willow Cuttings to help with restoration projects on the Bitterroot, April 26.
Bitterroot Water Forum is working on a restoration project on the East Fork of the Bitterroot. We will be restoring a half mile of degrading streambank through native plantings, fence installation, and other efforts. Join Water Forum staff on Wednesday, April 26th from 9am-4pm for the kick-off of this project! We will need lots of hands to cut several hundred live willow stems. These stems will be used to revegetate the East Fork streambank. As the "live stakes" grow into the bank, their roots will stabilize loose soil. Please e-mail Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or to ask questions. Please plan to wear work clothes and sturdy shoes/boots, and to bring work gloves, water, and loppers (if you have them). We will carpool from downtown Hamilton to the work-site. Lunch will be provided.
Rally for Climate Justice on the Oval, April 26-27.
Reinvest Montana is UM's fossil fuel divestment campaign. For three years, RM has asked the UM Foundation (manages the UM Endowment fund) to divest from fossil fuel investments and reinvest in just and sustainable investments. The City of Missoula has taken a step in that direction by divesting from Wells Fargo, a major financial contributor to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Reinvest MT is organizing a Rally for Climate Justice on April 26 and 27, 12-1pm on the Oval. More events are planned after the rally. If interested in getting more involved, you can fill out pledge here: Reinvest MT will hold two Non-Violent Direct Action trainings at the UM FLAT studio, 633 S. 6th St. E on Wednesday, April 19 at 6pm and Sunday, April 23 at 10am. For more information on Reinvest MT plans click here.
Lolo Watershed Group has begun strategic planning.
The Lolo Watershed Group has begun a strategic planning process, intended to involve all those interested in this watershed. LWG board members have begun the process which will expand to include all interested watershed stakeholders. If interested in being a part of this effort, contact email@example.com
Comment on Montana’s first climate assessment by May 5.
After a 2-year process to create Montana’s first climate assessment, the Montana Climate Assessment (MCA) is now available in draft form. It is currently undergoing a scientific peer review by regional and national experts, and MT climate assessment team is also making it available for public comments through May 5. To access the document click here. Please provide comments using the electronic form on the website.
College Campus Road Tour comes to UM May 6, needs volunteers.
College Campus Road Tour (based out of California) will be on the UM campus on May 6 and needs some volunteers to help with tabling. The tour provides information about sustainability and how to be a conscious, eco-friendly consumer. Hopefully they will also provide info on the total carbon footprint of their road tour and how they are offsetting it. Be sure to ask them. If you are interested in helping with tabling any time between 10 am and 3pm on May 6, contact Casey Brandon.
Running for Office webinar April 18.
The Western Organization of Resource Councils will host a webinar on April 18 about running for office. More information and the sign-up form can be found here. Featured speakers include: Bill Berg, Park County Commissioner, Montana. Amy McBride, Ouray County Commission Candidate, Colorado and Shane Morigeau, State Representative, Dist. 95, Montana. April 18 at 5:30-6:30 p.m. MDT.
Montana Unprotected Wilderness, April 20.
Bill Cunningham, author-photographer of Wild Montana & Montana Wildlands will give an audio-visual tour of Montana’s unprotected wilderness. Bill is a wilderness legend, advocating for wilderness since the 1960s. He worked as a Field Rep for The Wilderness Society and Montana Wilderness Association. He was deeply involved in the successful campaigns for all of Montana’s wilderness areas. All proceeds for Montana Wildlands. WHEN/WHERE: April 20 at 7:30 pm at The Public House, 130 East Broadway. Sponsored by Montana Chapter Sierra Club, WildWest Institute, Wilderness Watch, and Wildlands Defense.
Local chickens star in a film, April 20.
UM Dining and the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition are hosting a screening of the film “Under Contract” in the North Underground Lecture Hall at 7PM on April 20th. There will be a short panel discussion immediately following the film which will address the state of the local poultry industry in Western Montana. The entire event will last 1.5 hours. The film is about the oligopolistic nature of the poultry industry and the challenges faced by contract chicken farmers.
Wildlife Seminars, April 21.
Zachary Robinson, “Genetic approaches to monitoring and management of eastern Brook trout” at 1:00pm. Hannah Beyl “Mechanistic basis of nest abandonment” at 2:00pm in Forestry 106.
Wild River Film Tour, April 26.
American Rivers will screen some wild rivers films in UM’s UC Theater on April 26 at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The 2017 tour includes eight films – The Super Salmon, The Shape of a River, Every Bend, Avanyu, Wild President, Milk and Honey, Oil and Water Don’t Mix, and 5,000 Miles of Wild. Free but donations accepted. Proceeds from the Wild Rivers Film Tour will benefit Montanans for Healthy Rivers – a coalition of businesses, sportsmen and conservation groups working together to designate new Wild & Scenic Rivers in Montana. WHEN/WHERE: April 26 at 7pm UM’s UC Theater.
MegaFires film shown in Lincoln (4/26) Seeley Lake (4/27).
This 70-minute presentation features Dr. Paul Hessburg, a fire/landscape ecologist for 30 years. The multimedia event merges short talks with compelling videos that describe why current forest conditions in the west are conducive to mega fires. And what the community can do to prepare. WHEN/WHERE: April 26 in Lincoln Community Hall and April 27 in Seeley Lake Community hall. Times: 5 pm BBQ & info booths; 6pm Film; 7pm panel of experts and Q&A.
Bitterroot Water Symposium, April 28 in Hamilton.
Bitterroot College will host Presentations and Panels on clean water issues in the Bitterroot. Registration includes a hot lunch by culinary class (Salisbury steak, potatoes, desert). All Welcome. WHEN/WHERE: April 28 from 8:45 to 4pm at Bitterroot College of UM, in Hamilton, 103 S 9th St. Cost: $9. Must preregister by April 21 by emailing Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-375-0100.
Garden City Harvest offers Seed Saving Workshop, April 29.
People have been saving seed from their home gardens for hundreds of years. You can too! Learn some seed saving basics so you can keep and share your favorite garden plants for growing in the Missoula area. The workshop will cover: the benefits of saving seed; some relevant plant anatomy; plant selection and preparation techniques; and how to gather, process and store different seeds for the future. When we are done you will know enough to do some basic seed saving and will know where to find more info for your future seed saving adventures. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, April 29 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Orchard Gardens Community Garden & Farm, 210 N Grove St, Missoula.
Congolese Refugee Families present a play of their experiences, April 30.
The Congolese refugee families of Missoula want to tell Missoula about their experiences, so they've created a play! Join the Franke Global Leadership Initiative and the Student Involvement Network for the performance, and help us welcome the refugee families. All proceeds go to the Congolese families. Tickets will be available the night of the event or are on sale now through Eventbrite. Public: $15, Student: $10 (there is a limited number of tickets available). WHEN/WHERE: Sun, April 30 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the UM Ballroom.
Wildflower Walk at the Milltown State Park Overlook, May 3.
Celebrate National Wildflower Week on a hike from the Bluff Overlook to the Clark Fork floodplain with Milltown State Park staff and members of the Clark Fork Chapter of the Montana Native Plant Society. For more information call Michael Kustudia, 542-5533 or email email@example.com. WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, May 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Meet at the Milltown State Park Overlook, 1353 Deer Creek Road.
GPHY 491-80 Participatory & Tribal GIS being offered this summer.
GPHY 491-80: Participatory and Tribal GIS introduces models and uses of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for decision making in cross-cultural contexts, with focus on collaboration with indigenous communities. Course content comprises both theoretical and practical classes in order to provide the student with basic skills for the management of Participatory GIS projects, and is divided into four modules on the theory, methodology, application and practice of cross-cultural GIS decision making and Tribal GIS. No prerequisite in GIScience, law, or Indigenous Studies is required.
Managing Natural Risk workshop, Lolo, May 5.
The climate is a-changing. Learn how to build resilience on your farm/ranch with affordable site-specific designs & management. Based on local climate and fire regimes, site assessment/landscape design, water/soil management. Includes video field trips. WHEN/WHERE: May 5, 9am to 4:30pm at the Lolo Community Center, 12345 HWY 93 in Lolo. Preregister cost $15; $20 at the door. Preregister here.
Montana naturalist field trips offered by MT Natural History Center, May-June.
MNHC offers many highly educational field trips for adults – geared towards making them more familiar with our local natural history. You can see the trips and sign up for them here. Here are few that are planned: May 6, Montana spring wildflowers - June 17, Montana pictographs - June 23-25 – Base Camp on Rock Creek. They also offer a Summer Master Naturalist Certification Course Wednesday-Friday, June 14-16, weekend off, Monday and Tuesday, June 19-20. Cost: $395 (2 UM credits available). Click here to register online!
Fishprinting workshop, May 26.
Artist Bruce Koike will attend the upcoming meeting of the American Fisheries Society in Missoula in late May, and will offer a 3-hour workshop on the Japanese art of Gyotaku – Fish printing. WHEN/WHERE: May 26, 9am to noon in UM Skaggs building room 230. Cost is $60 for students & $80 for others. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture Education, offered this fall.
Teach kids about food and farming while getting outside. Sign up for ENST 494.01: Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture Education at the PEAS Farm! This semester long practicum is open to graduate and undergraduate students, offering a practical experience teaching Missoula's school-age youth in a hands-on environment. You’ll lead two field trips each week for 5 to 6 weeks with school groups visiting the PEAS Farm, teaching fun-filled educational activities focused on the social, scientific, and nutritional components of sustainable agriculture and the food system. Class meets twice a week the first 3 weeks of the semester, Wednesday 2:00-3:20pm and Friday 10:00-11:20am, then only on Friday mornings for the final 12 weeks. Prior experience as a PEAS Farm intern is helpful. The PEAS Farm is located in the Rattlesnake Valley at 3010 Duncan Drive. If you have questions email instructor, Jason Mandala. ENST494.01, 3 Credits, Class meets Wednesday 2:00-3:20 (only the first 3 weeks) & Friday 10:00-11:20, all semester.
Montana Environmental Health Assn invites you to speak at their Sept conference, apply now.
Montana Environmental Health Association will hold their annual conference at Missoula’s Holiday Inn Downtown on Sept 19-20. The theme is ‘Creating a Healthy Montana’. They are accepting applications to give presentations now. To apply click here. More information about MEHA at www.mehaweb.org.
Watershed Tech job with MT state agency –full time summer, part time during school year.
Montana Dept of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) manages state trust lands. This internship is with the Missoula office and they will be flexible during the academic year so you can take your classes. Job involves: Resource monitoring (water quality, fish, etc), Range inspections (grazing leases), and assisting with management (enforcing riparian exclosures, erosion control, etc). Must be pursuing a natural resource related degree at UM. Hours per Week: 40 in summer, 20 during academic year. Wage/Salary/Other Compensation: $12-14/hr Depending on Qualifications. Start Date: Spring 2017 End Date: Fall 2017. More details (qualifications, etc) here: Send Resume with References (must be work or university related references), Cover Letter and Copies of Unofficial Transcript. Send application materials by mail or email to: Montana DNRC, C/O Jeff Schmalenberg, Resource Management and Planning Section Supervisor. 2705 Spurgin Road Missoula, MT 59804 Or email JSchmalenberg@mt.gov.
Application Deadline: 5 pm on Friday, April 30th, 2017. Applications must arrive on this date.
Summer Job --Outdoor Discovery Day Camp Aftercare Instructor, apply now.
Summer Camp After-Care Instructors will provide leadership, child supervision, and instruction during the extended care period after Summer Outdoor Discovery Camps at the Montana Natural History Center. After camps are officially over for the day, we offer 2 hours of after-care for parents, featuring free play, games, exploration, and environmental education, led by aftercare Instructors. Visit here to learn more and apply.
Paid internship with turtles.
Where do turtles get the money to pay an intern? It turns out that the generous MPG ranch will pay the intern to work with the turtles. The intern will be working on a study of turtles on the ranch which is near Florence MT. You need attention to detail and an adventurous spirit (and a love of turtles). Some previous experience handling animals is desired. Internship runs from June to October. Email your (turtle focused) resume to Dr. Matthew Schertz.
Summer research assistantship: restoration seeding success, WY.
We are hiring field interns this summer to assist with a collaborative research project to study restoration seeding success. It's a great opportunity to spend your summer outdoors, learn vegetation monitoring skills and participate in restoration ecology research. Job Title: Research Internship, Buffalo and Sheridan, WY – with frequent trips to Laramie. Full-Time Seasonal, Temporary. UW Ecosystem Science and Management. Summer Stipend @ 12.50/hour. Job Duties--Vegetation monitoring and plant identification at field sites near Buffalo, Wyoming. The intern will also maintain research plots near Sheridan, Wyoming. Duties include, but are not limited to: plant identification, data collection and data entry, weed removal, mowing and irrigation maintenance. Weather permitting, each work day will begin in the early morning for a full day during the summer months. Skills/Requirements: Applicants need a basic understanding of plants and how to identify them. Candidates should enjoy working outdoors and be able to hike up to 3 miles a day while carrying pack weighing up to 25 lbs. Training is available, but any previous experience with the AIM (Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring) protocol and Wyoming plant identification would be helpful. The successful candidate will work as part of a team of 2 or more people and should also be capable of independent work when needed. There will be opportunities to interact with UW researchers and Wyoming land management personnel as well. Applicants must have a valid US driver's license. To apply, Submit Statement of interest and resume listing three references to email@example.com. Interviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Start dates are negotiable and the internship will run from late May – August 2017. Dr. Kristina Hufford (307) 766-5587.
Field technician position: plant community and restoration ecology.
A field technician position is available with Lars Brudvig's research group at Michigan State University to assist with plant community and restoration ecology projects in Michigan. Primary job duties will include plant community surveys and measurement of environmental (e.g., soil, light) parameters within prairies and oak savannas undergoing restoration, establishment and maintenance of experimental field plots, and lab/office work (e.g., sample processing, data entry and proofing). The technician will work both independently and collaboratively with postdocs and graduate students in the lab. The technician can spend (paid) time working with restoration practitioners on related projects. Minimum requirements: A Bachelor's degree in ecology, biology or a similar field of study, previous research experience, the ability to work full days under arduous (hot/humid) field conditions, and a valid driver's license. Desired qualifications: Formal botanical training, knowledge of prairie and/or oak savanna flora, prior experience conducting vegetation surveys, and experience with restoration practice. Timing: Positions will begin as early as May and no later than July 2017, and will last 6-9 months. Applicants should indicate dates of availability in their application letter. Pay rate will be $12/hour, for 40 hours/week. The technician will spend time based out of Michigan State University's main campus (East Lansing, MI) and Kellogg Biological Station (Hickory Corners, MI) with daily and some overnight travel to field sites. These travel expenses will be covered. To apply: Email a CV and a letter describing your interest in this position, relevant past experience, start date availability, and contact information with email addresses for two references to Lars Brudvig. Review of application materials will begin on 14 April 2017; applications received after 21 April 2017 will not be considered.
Summer AmeriCorps positions open across Colorado!
Make Colorado a better place. Colorado Service Learning Council (CSLC) Summer Associates is a 10 week AmeriCorps VISTA program that engages volunteers in intensive service experiences with Colorado nonprofit/government agencies and K-12 schools to develop programs, design curriculum, and work with youth and marginalized populations across the state. Summer Associates serve from May 28-August 5, 2017, and earn a modest living stipend of $2,718 and an education award of $1,222. Read about our partners and open positions here.
Camas Magazine is now accepting applications for the 2017/18 editorship.
Eligible applicants will have completed 2 semesters in the EVST graduate program as of the end of spring 2017 semester. Please send a resume and cover letter by noon on Friday, April 21 to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter please include an overview of the strengths and experiences you would bring to the Camas editorship, as well as your vision for improving on the magazine and broadening the pool of readers and contributors among any other details that your vision might hold. If you have not been previously involved in Camas as a board member or chair, please indicate how you are acquainted with the magazine and how you plan to be an effective editor, despite lack of service on a genre board. If you are not an EVST Environmental Writing student, please include a writing sample. Contact us with any questions you might have. We look forward to reading your visions for the magazine and passing the torch.
Student Scholarship workshop, April 18.
Students are encouraged to attend a scholarship workshop at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in Liberal Arts Building Room 103. Laure Pengelly Drake, coordinator for Writing Center programs, external scholarships and advising, can help students sort out which scholarships suit their interests and abilities. Call her at 406-243-6140 or email email@example.com.
Roommate needed, $500/month.
A recent EVST post grad is looking for a third roommate in the most beautiful home in Missoula's West Side. The home has 3 bedrooms, a modern feel with lots of custom features, hardwood floors, laundry upstairs, two porches, lots of basement storage, and a south- facing nicely landscaped backyard for gardens, a bonfire pit and summer BBQ's. Rent is $500 + utilities and internet. We're looking for a upper 20's to 30's professional or graduate student that's trustworthy, health minded and good-hearted. Move in date is April 15- May 1st. No dogs please! Contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-240-1367 for photos and more details.
Room available near Sentinel High School.
I am subletting my room in a wonderful, quite communal home near Sentinel High School. The home is filled twentysomethings with a wide variety of interests. 2626 Bancroft Street house is a 3,600 sq. ft. home in the Lewis and Clark neighborhood. The building has 22 total rooms, which are shared by nine people. Shared spaces include: nine private bedrooms, five bathrooms, two private workshops, Laundry Room, a Billiards Room, Kitchen, Dining Room, and a living room. In the fenced back yard we have a fire pit, ample seating, a community garden (with automated irrigation and a space for you to plant), a chicken house & run, a dog pen, and a koi pond with waterfall. The pond is circled with numerous perennial flowers, offering audible and visual interest throughout the seasons! The room is a basement room, with south and east facing windows and a closet. Contact Max or see ad on Craigslist.
Society for Ecological Restoration Social, April 18.
This is the first of many Society for Ecological Restoration socials to be held in Missoula and nearby towns to increase local learning and networking opportunities related to ecological restoration. All are welcome! At this first meeting there will be ample opportunity to socialize, learn the latest on the Milltown Dam floodplain restoration work, hear about the Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner Certification Program recently launched by SER, and find out how to get more involved with the Society for Ecological Restoration and restoration professionals working in Montana. When/Where: Tuesday, April 18, 5:30-7:30 pm at Imagine Nation Brewing, 1151 W Broadway. Please contact any of the below with questions. Amy Sacry, Geum Environmental, Bethanie Walder, SER or Cara Nelson, University of Montana. Hope to see you there!
Celebrate MCAT (Missoula Community Access TV), May 5.
MCAT, Missoula's community media resource, is celebrating another year at a special "First Friday" birthday party. Free food, fun friends. Get your picture taken at the green screen photo booth, experience the wonders of virtual reality and enjoy the evening! A short program will begin at approximately 6:15. RSVP here. WHEN/WHERE: Friday, May 5, 5:30-8 pm, Downtown Dance Collective.
MontPIRG’s Party for the Public Interest, May 7.
MontPIRG invites you enjoy food, music, fun friends while supporting the next generation of civic leaders. WHEN/WHERE: May 7, 4:30-7pm at The Public House (130 E. Broadway). More info and tickets available here.
University Villages Plans Herbicide Application.
Work crews at University Villages, a University of Montana housing complex located on the South Campus, will apply herbicides to select areas this spring and summer. Residents and the public should watch for signs posted along the perimeter of treated areas. Glyphosate, commonly known as Roundup, will be spot-sprayed near parking lots, curbs and sidewalks, as well as in some ornamental flowerbeds. Craighead, Sisson, Elliott, Toole and Lewis and Clark Villages are scheduled for treatment this spring. The herbicide Horsepower will be used for treatment of broadleaf weeds in some turf areas. Workers will adhere to all procedural regulations and guidelines in applying the herbicide. For more information call the University Villages office at 406-243-6030.
This Newsline prepared by Vicki Watson and Laura Zanolli. Please send any comments to the Editor.