Posts Tagged ‘wetland plants’

Suppose you want to establish a wetland to clean up the water and create a bit of habitat, but before your plants can root and reproduce, something rips them out! Suppose your wetland is in a suburban or urban area where you don’t have the option of trapping, poisoning, shooting, re-fencing, and stocking with predators to deter whatever is sabotaging your wetland. (And needless to say, your wetland construction is on a budget and a deadline.) What are you going to do? (more…)

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Restored wetland basin at Sheldon Lake State Park

The Texas Coastal Watershed Program (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension/Texas Sea Grant) seeks a Wetland Program Assistant. The Successful candidate will: collect and install native wetland plants within the restored wetland basins at Sheldon Lake State Park and other designated wetland restoration projects; prepare for wetland restoration workdays, including gathering, sorting and preparing equipment and materials, and cleanup and storage of said equipment; maintain UTVs including regular maintenance and minor repairs; keep accurate records of workdays in the field and other collected field data for reporting purposes to sponsors and perform other job related duties as required. Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in natural resources or related field required or equivalent combination of training and experience. The successful candidate will have: experience working within the Natural Resource Science field with extensive experience using ATVs, UTVs and tractors or other related equipment; the ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others; excellent computer skills including utilization of Word and Excel;  and must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs. This position is currently funded for only one year starting October 2015, with the potential for continuation contingent upon funding. Direct inquiries to: m-sipocz@tamu.edu

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