Watershed Forestry Coordinator
Lake Champlain Sea Grant is committed to providing forestry outreach and technical assistance that are supported by strong scientific research to promote protection and restoration of watershed lands. The Forestry Coordinator will have particular focus initially on riparian forest restoration to help meet water quality, wildlife habitat, biodiversity, economic, community resilience and quality of life goals within the Lake Champlain basin.
The Forestry Coordinator will oversee and provide leadership to implement the recently-established Watershed Forestry Partnership. Initial goals of this Partnership are to: 1) convene key partners and stakeholders to facilitate exchange of best practices, identify barriers to riparian forest restoration, and identify, prioritize, and begin to address critical questions surrounding forested buffers and other sustainable forest practices; 2) broaden stakeholder understanding of benefits of riparian forests; 3) promote restoration of riparian forests and implementation of sustainable forest management in priority watersheds; and 4) work with Partnership members to encourage broad adoption and participation in forest restoration incentive programs, as well as other forest stewardship opportunities in the state.
Please contact Jeff Schloss (Jeffrey.schloss [at] uvm.edu) with questions.
Land Use and Water Quality Educator—Apply by June 12th
Lake Champlain Sea Grant is hiring for a Land Use and Water Quality Educator at the University of Vermont. This position will develop, deliver, and evaluate educational programs focused on stormwater and sustainable watershed practices. The role involves working with members of the public and businesses to assess properties and to provide education about sustainable stormwater management. The position will also develop, deliver, and evaluate watershed science trainings for real estate professionals in Vermont and the Lake Champlain basin of New York.
Position Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, engineering, natural resources, water resources or related field is required. This position requires a self-motivated, creative, well-organized person with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Applicants should have a working knowledge of mapping software (i.e., ANR Natural Resource Atlas, ArcGIS).
Questions about the position can be sent to Jill Sarazen at jillian.sarazen [at] uvm.edu.