The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) is seeking three Land Conservation Specialists. Specialists will be hired to actively target and implement relevant conservation programs on private lands—focused on IDNR’s state CREP program—to reduce sediment and nutrient loading and improve wildlife habitat in the Kaskaskia River basin. Under supervision of the Agricultural Conservation Programs Field Manager, staff will also work ???????? ?????? with county SWCDs, NRCS, FSA, USFWS, and IDNR to actively target conservation practices on private lands, using sound science.
Land Conservation Specialists will be employed in county SWCD offices within the Kaskaskia basin. Specialists will split time among 1) CREP outreach, enrollment, and monitoring; 2) Enhancement of new and existing CREP tracts through landowner consultation, forest and wildlife management planning, Farm Bill consultation, and USDA-NRCS Technical Service Provider coordination and consultation; and 3) Other private lands outreach and consultation to improve water quality and wildlife habitat in the Kaskaskia River basin.
For more information, please see the attached full job announcement. >> Apply on the Lewis and Clark Community College Employment site.