Habitat Restoration Task Force
Ogden Nature Center
Are you interested in restoring habitats at the Ogden Nature Center? Join the habitat restoration task force to get involved in restoration activities including invasive species removal, native seed collection, seeding with native species, and planting and watering trees. Task Force members will be making a huge difference in allowing us to preserve pristine habitats to support wildlife and for the public to learn from. If you are interested, please sign up for an orientation on our website.Key Responsibilities
- Work with a habitat restoration intern to learn how to restore habitats at the Ogden Nature Center
- Participate in Stewardship Days throughout the year where task force members will have the opportunity to get together and tackle stewardship projects
- Help lead habitat restoration volunteer groups during large habitat restoration events
- Assist in controlling invasive plant species and encouraging native plant establishment
- Safely use tools and return them after completion
- Represent the Ogden Nature Center and help educate visitors about the importance of habitat restoration
Volunteer Coordinator- firstname.lastname@example.orgLength of Appointment
Ongoing- Spring to Early Fall is when we are activeTime Commitment
Shifts and hours are flexible. Planned habitat restoration task force days will be offered several times per season and you will be given advanced notice of when these activities and gatherings are. You can expect to put in anywhere from 2-10 hours per week or every other week as a member of the task force, depending on your schedule.Qualifications
- Must have a desire and willingness to learn about habitat restoration
- Must be able to safely and effectively use tools and equipment
- Must be respectful of staff, visitors and other volunteers
- Must be willing to have fun with a great team of volunteers!
Volunteers will undergo an orientation and receive a volunteer handbook.Benefits
- Invitation to volunteer recognition events
- Rewards for number of hours of service completed (see volunteer handbook)
- Gain new skills such as plant identification and work with a great team of staff and volunteers
- Make a difference and have a positive impact on the community!
About Ogden Nature Center
966 West 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404, US
To unite people with nature and to nurture appreciation and stewardship of the environment.
We are a 152-acre nature preserve with a focus on environmental education.
Each year the Ogden Nature Center brings more than 27,000 children, teachers, and adults together with nature through hands-on field classes. Participants in our education programs, both for school groups and for the community, observe and learn about plants and animals up-close, discovering the pleasure of being in nature and realizing their own connection to the environment.
The center is open to the public for discovery and exploration.
Visitors enjoy meeting our resident animal ambassadors including birds of prey, snakes, tortoises, salamanders and other native animal species. Outside there are picnic areas, treehouses, bird blinds, a spotting tower and 1.5 miles of walking trails. The Nature Center boasts two of Utah’s greenest buildings, with hands-on nature exhibits and a unique gift store.
The Ogden Nature Center offers a wide variety of community programs for all ages including art, photography, birding, wildlife in Utah, outdoor recreation, conservation, sustainable practices and more. During the summer, week-long nature camps are taught by our team of teacher-naturalists. Several community events are held each year including an Earth Day Celebration and Creatures of the Night at Halloween.