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Spend your spring working and camping outside in some of Nevada’s premier natural areas as a Veteran Natural Resources Team Member with the Nevada Conservation Corps (NCC). Serve alongside fellow veteran and civilian AmeriCorps volunteers while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the Bureau of Land Management and local public land agencies in the Southern Nevada. Potential conservation projects may include recreational trail construction and maintenance, exotic species removal, habitat restoration, riparian restoration, illegal road decommissioning and more. The NCC strives to contribute real and meaningful improvements to Nevada’s public lands by focusing on on-the-ground implementation of conservation projects. As a member you will be in the field, swinging tools, planting plants, and getting your hands dirty every day of service. The NCC is looking for members that understand the value of hard work and are ready to get in the field and get things done.Members will be based out of GBI’s Las Vegas, office. The Intern team will work on various projects this season at Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, Basin and Range National Monument and at the newly created Gold Butte National Monument. Members will learn about conservation, restoration and monitoring of public lands. The teams schedule will fluctuate between 4 and 8-day tours. While on tour, you will camp at the project site, sharing in campsite responsibilities, cooking meals with fellow team members, and participating in group discussions and learning activities around the campfire. This shared responsibility and team bonding is an important part of NCC member development strategy, and has contributed not only to the success of the program, but also to the formation of friendships and a passion for conservation work that last long after members finish their service.Training:During the term of service, members will receive valuable training and certifications in:Leave No Trace ethics;Wilderness First Aid and CPR; andS-212 equivalent Chain Saw Training In addition, NCC staff and supervisors offer continuing on-the-job training to improve member’s technical and soft skills, and facilitating learning modules to educate members about the work we do and the areas we serve. The NCC also organizes educational opportunities with agency project partners and industry professionals, providing members with an inside look at the management strategies and technical research behind our project work.
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