Title: Ancestral Lands – BLM Woodland Technician Individual Placement
Stipend: $550.00/week living stipend and $200.00/week housing stipend
Term: 1 year, 52-week service term. 04/15/2024-04/14/2025
Reports to: Assistant Field Manager BLM Field office
Location: 100 Sun Avenue, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
Status: Full Time, 1,700-hour AmeriCorps Service Term
Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,495.00 after each successful completion of service term. Health benefit eligible, Professional Development Funds and Public Land Corps Hiring Certificate.
Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps’ Mission
Our vision is to lead our Nations back to ecological and cultural well-being by engaging underrepresented Indigenous youth and young adults in conservation service programs that reconnect participants to the land, their cultural heritage, and their traditions. We work to remove barriers to participation, education, and employment by partnering with local community organizations, agencies, and institutes of higher learning to create paid service and career training opportunities, personal and professional development, and pathways to postsecondary education and employment. *Ancestral Lands serves local tribal communities in the regions we operate. Native American community members highly encouraged to apply. *
Bureau of Land Management- Rio Puerco Field Office (RPFO) Mission
The renewable resource division in the Rio Puerco Field Office oversees the grazing (range), wildlife, hydrology, and woodland programs. Our mission is to ensure multiple use activities can occur in a sustainable fashion through disclosure and coordination with the public and other public users.
The RPFO is primarily a grazing based but has great opportunities to learn about highly erosive and dynamic systems like the upper Rio Puerco watershed, diverse wildlife habitat, and an active fuelwood program.
This intern will be responsible for assisting the wildlife and woodland programs and how any changes or current uses are affecting the other programs. The need for the intern is to better understand how current woodland management is affecting wildlife habitat by coordinating with outside partners and local public users on their use, need, and understanding of the woodland (fuelwood) management program. This will include field surveys and inventories to monitor and track the current use levels and areas of use. The intern will also monitor any adverse impacts to the environment and report back to supervisor and the ID Team. The information will be used to inform future decisions on woodland management for the benefit of wildlife habitat. In addition to the needs of the woodland program, the intern will work with the other renewable programs to assist in rangeland health assessments, proper functioning condition assessments of riparian areas, and watershed health, arroyo stabilization projects.
Essential functions and responsibilities:
The intern will be responsible for producing two reports regarding the woodland management program:
1. Report one: End of season use report making observations of the current state of supply quantities, general concerns, use patterns of users and wildlife.
2. Report two: Future recommendations for the program and administration to ensure habitat improvement, sustainability, compliance, and minimize impacts to other users and resources.
3. The intern will participate in other renewable resource programs and assist as needed to ensure objectives are met and projects are safe and successful.