National Park Service: Park-based Youth Vegetation Management Team

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Subject: Youth Development, Job Training, Career Development, Environmental Education
Deadline: Oct. 3, 2014

"The Heartland Inventory and Monitoring Network has an opportunity for a youth crew to participate in a unparalleled opportunity participating with members of the National Park Service (NPS) Heartland Inventory & Monitoring Network (HTLN) to learn about natural resources practices, interact with nature, learn about natural systems and the attending scientific disciplines, and work in challenging outdoor environments in a variety of parks that encompass the HTLN. In order for this partnership to be effective, the NPS seeks an organizational partner with expertise in youth conservation programs, to work collaboratively with NPS HTLN staff to train and provide a four-person crew that will be based at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. The NPS will provide the educational experiences and natural resource projects for a four-person youth crew (ages 18-24), that will work closely with the HTLN Inventory and Monitoring program and exotic plant management team. The organizational partner also needs to train and provide a crew leader to supervise the crew. The crew leader will be required to work to protect the crew’s safety in mind; handle logistics related to organizing travel and expenditures; and advise the partner organization and the NPS on crew performance and morale."

Funder: National Park Service
Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
Amount: Up to $155,000.
Contact: Link.