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Rainforest Realignment Volunteers at Palmyra Atoll NWR

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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is recruiting four volunteers available from approximately Sep 5th to late January 2023 to participate in an invasive plant control project at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Selected volunteers will spend about 3-weeks in Honolulu for preparation and training before being deployed to Palmyra Atoll for approximately 4-months. Volunteers will have the rare opportunity to live in this remote setting surrounded by rainforest, seabirds, land crabs and rich coral reefs. The volunteers will be participating in an exciting long-term project to realign Palmyra’s rainforest from coconut dominated to native forest. This island restoration project’s goal is to improve island and coral reef resiliency to climate change.

To selected applicants that can commit to the entire work period, t he U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will provide: Transportation to and from Honolulu, HI from major US cities; Housing in Honolulu and Palmyra Atoll; Food while stationed on Palmyra (but not for periods in Honolulu for training); and personal protective equipment.


Applications will be accepted until June 29th.

Start Date - 2022-09-05

End Date - 2023-01-31

Activities include: Back Country/Wilderness;Fish/Wildlife;GIS/GPS;Weed/Invasive Species Control

Difficulty_Level: Strenuous

Hosts Housing Amenities: Bunk House;Cabins

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About U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Location:

5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: NWRS Visitor Services, Bailey’s Crossroads, VA 22041, US

Mission Statement

Working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Description

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. We are the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is the conservation and management of these important natural resources for the American public.


The agency includes both the National Wildlife Refuge System and the National Fish Hatchery System.

The Service's origins date back to 1871 when Congress established the U.S. Fish Commission to study the decrease in the nation’s food fishes and recommend ways to reverse that decline. (More on our history below.) Today, we are a diverse and largely decentralized organization, employing about 8,000 dedicated professionals working out of facilities across the country.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

About 1,000 miles south-southwest ofHonolulu, HI 85344

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Sunday;Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday;Saturday

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