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ORGANIZATION: KIRTLANDS WARBLER ALLIANCE

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The Kirtland's Warbler Alliance is seeking to connect with people who are interested in helping to conserve the rarest songbird in North American and a Michigan icon, the Kirtland's Warbler. We are seeking people to serve on our board of directors and volunteers to serve on the communications and finance committees. Of course, specific skills are important, but you do not have to be an ornithologist or a forester. More important than anything else is having a passion for the mission.

More opportunities with KIRTLANDS WARBLER ALLIANCE

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About KIRTLANDS WARBLER ALLIANCE

Location:

2310 SCIENCE PKWY, Suite 302, OKEMOS, MI 48864, US

Mission Statement

To be a force for Kirtland's Warbler conservation.

Description

Help us create a new model for endangered/recovered species.

The Kirtland's Warbler Alliance was created in 2013 to help support conservation of the Kirtland's Warbler, the rarest songbird in North America. The Kirtland's Warbler was on the brink of extinction four decades ago. Today the bird's population is considered safe and secure. That does not mean our conservation efforts can stop. That's because the Kirtland's Warbler is what is known as a "conservation reliant" species. It will depend on humans to create new nesting habitat for it as far as we can see into the future. The warbler depended on fire to create new nesting habitat for it - young jack pine trees between five and 20 years old. Since we no longer allow fire to run across the landscape, we must continually harvest mature trees and plant young jack pines to create nesting habitat. This work also benefits several other species and helps keep the nearby AuSable River clean, cold and one of the best trout rivers in North America. We work closely with the Michigan DNR, the U.S. Forest Service and other government agencies and nonprofits to fulfill our mission.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Environment
Animals, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Accounting
  • Critical Thinking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Four board meetings a year plus committee time and preparation. We would love it if you were to represent the Alliance at special events.
  • Interpersonal skills, of course. It is critically important that the public understands why conservation must continue for a bird that is no longer considered endangered.

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