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AFNHA AmeriCorps Conservation Positions, Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area (Elkins, West Virginia)
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Contributed By: Lukas Ray
Website: http://www.appalachianforestnha.org

Help conserve mountain forests through a conservation position with AFNHA AmeriCorps.  Live in outstandingly beautiful surroundings and benefit ecologically diverse ecosystems and the communities that depend on them. AFNHA AmeriCorps is seeking members for conservation positions.  Conservation members serve with agencies and non-profits on environmental stewardship activities, such as field work to monitor and improve public lands, education and outreach activities to raise environmental awareness, and support for community conservation. See www.appalachianforestnha.org/americorps for current openings. Members choose from a variety of position opportunities. Program starts in September 2020 - positions are available until filled. Submit cover letter and resume by email to afnha@afnha.org in addition to application.

Join the AFNHA AmeriCorps team and help conserve the West Virginia environment and support rural communities. You will accomplish actual on-the-ground results for projects that conserve, develop and enhance natural, heritage and community assets in order to protect the environment and increase economic development based on heritage and ecological tourism. Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area is an 18 county initiative to develop heritage tourism and conservation of forest heritage assets. AFNHA AmeriCorps program offers a variety of conservation positions with agencies and organizations, including land improvement and monitoring field work, and environmental education, outreach and building awareness. Other program positions include community heritage development positions. College degree or significant life experience preferred, candidates fresh out of high school are unlikely to succeed. Background for conservation positions should be related to conservation or environmental fields. GIS helpful for some positions. Training in specific skills will be provided.

See www.appalachianforestnha.org/americorps for more information, positions open, and application instructions. Submit cover letter and resume by email to afnha@afnha.org as well as AmeriCorps application. Start of term is September 9, 2020, for 11 1/2 month commitment. Applications encouraged now and will be filled on a rolling basis,  Some other start dates may be possible, and applications will be continue to be accepted for late start if not all positions are filled. COVID safety measures will be observed.


Posted: June 8, 2020
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