Position: Nature Reserves GIS Intern
Organization: Ontario Nature
Location: position will be based at Ontario Nature’s Toronto Office. Flexibility to work remotely while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.
Eligibility: 30 or younger & post-secondary graduate
The Nature Reserves GIS Intern will assist with our Nature Reserve Program, which aims to protect and conserve imperilled and vulnerable habitats across Ontario. This program protects 26 nature reserves and 3 conservation easements stretching from Pelee Island to Deep River, Ontario. The intern will contribute to short and long-term goals of the Nature Reserves program by developing cartographic products for management plans for these properties. This will include management of spatial and tabular data for biodiversity targets (e.g. species at risk, rare habitats) and stewardship actions to mitigate threats (e.g. climate change, invasive species) for each property. These data will be used to develop stewardship and management actions. In addition, the intern will be responsible for setting up the Nature Reserves database. This will involve researching and selecting an appropriate land management database to manage files, contacts, history of stewardship activities, maps and images associated with each nature reserve. Having this database will enable quick and efficient access to information on each property.
The ideal candidate has excellent GIS digital mapping and analysis skills and is well versed in database organization and management. They work well independently and as part of a team, being able to problem solve and take initiative to produce high quality products in a timely manner.
About Ontario Nature
Ontario Nature is a charitable conservation organization that protects wild species and wild spaces across Ontario through conservation, education and public engagement. We represent over 150 member groups and more than 30,000 individual members and supporters throughout the province. To learn more about Ontario Nature, visit: http://www.ontarionature.org.
As a position funded by Colleges and Institutes Canada, applicants must also meet the following criteria:
Anticipated start date: November 8, 2021
Duration of position: This is a full-time 26-week contract position ending in May 2022
Payment: $16 to $18/hr
Location: The position will be based at Ontario Nature’s Toronto Office – 214 King St W, Toronto, ON. Flexibility to work remotely while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Oct 8 2021 ID: 61552