Location: Pinery Provincal Park, Ontario (1 hour North West of London).
Housing: Accommodation provided on site.
Project: Native Pollinator Initiative
Duration: July 19– September 3, 2021
Rate of pay: $17-$20/hr commensurate with experience
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, some weekends required (alternative days off given)
In Ontario, the Mottled Duskywing is listed as Endangered, a status which was precipitated by historical loss and fragmentation of oak savanna habitat and other human induced pressures. The Ontario Butterfly Species at Risk Recovery Team have been working on plans to reintroduce Mottled Duskywing to formally occupied locations since 2017. Pinery was chosen as the first location for reintroduction because of the quality and extent of suitable habitat present, the park’s protected status, and the dedication of Ontario Parks to maintaining the oak savanna habitats within the park. We are seeking enthusiastic, up-and-coming field ecologists to join our 2021 field team to monitor introduced Mottled Duskywing in the park. Assistants will work closely with Dr. Ryan Norris (University of Guelph) and biologists at Wildlife Preservation Canada and Natural Resource Solutions Inc. to conduct butterfly mark-resighting and vegetation surveys. Accommodation provided on site.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required
Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references in a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm EST, April 30, 2021. We encourage you to apply early, as positions will be filled as suitable candidates are found. Please include in the email subject heading “WPC MODU Field Assistant”.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 22 2021 ID: 58767