Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of approximately 450 local chapters, 120 campus chapters, 17 state and regional offices, 34 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.
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The Restoration Technician will be responsible for assisting Audubon research and land management staff in field and office activities associated with a wetland restoration project being carried out at the 13,000-acre Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary (southwestern Florida). This full-time position will report to the Research Director, with responsibilities including ground-truthing restoration sites, conducting wetland vegetation surveys, quantifying woody vegetation coverage from aerial and/or satellite imagery, and conducting wading bird surveys (on-the-ground and using drone imagery), among other ecological data collection activities. Technician will also assist land managers with removal of non-native plants and prescribed fire associated with the wetland restoration. Office/laboratory responsibilities include data entry, data management, and assistance with preparation of reports.
Travel within sites will involve a combination of 4WD truck, ATV, swamp buggy, and hiking. Other job responsibilities may include maintenance of field equipment and assistance with other Sanctuary activities, as needed.