Now Hiring Forestry Assistance Program Forester
Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) Forester Position Description
The Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District (CLMCD) is seeking interested applicants to serve as a Forester in the area of private lands forestry. The applicant must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry from an SAF-accredited university and enjoy working with the public. Experience in forest plan writing, grant writing, and USDA Farm Bill programs preferred.
The purpose of the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) is to provide private landowners with technical assistance regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands. The candidate will be housed in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and will include assignments in Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties. Duties will be performed under the direction of the CLMCD Administrator and the District advisory board made up of directors and staff from the Conservation District Board, local, state and federal partners.
This is a one year (renewed annually) grant funded position, wage will be commensurate with candidate's experience and education. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check. Use of a personal vehicle may be required (mileage reimbursement provided).
Send resume, cover letter, and references to CLMCD, 2847 Ashmun St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 or email to email@example.com for consideration. Position vacant, currently accepting applications, open until filled.
The Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District mission is to assist with land use and management through education, community projects, and services.
CLMCD is an equal opportunity employer and program provider.
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Well Water Screening Event!
The District will be hosting a well water screening event in conjunction with its annual spring tree sale on May 1st and 2nd 2015. Samples from drinking water wells will be screened for nitrate and nitrite. The screening is open to everyone who uses a private well for drinking water; however, the number of samples that can be screened is limited to 25 at each testing location. Water samples can be placed in any clean clear plastic or glass jar. We will need at least one inch of water in the jar to get an accurate sample.
Screening Locations and Dates:
Sault Ste. Marie:
Friday May 1st at Kaine’s Ice Rink
(1001 E. Easterday Ave.) 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday May 2nd at Newberry Water and Light
(307 E. McMillan Ave.) 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Please download and print the directions for sampling and the sampling information sheet below. (The sampling information sheet needs filled out completely and brought with you to have your water tested.) Call Mike McCarthy at 906-632-9611 x 101 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Spring 2015 Tree Sale
Orders due April 3rd by 4:30 PM
Sault Ste. Marie Pick-Up Times and Location:
Friday May 1st, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday May 2nd, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
At: Kaines Ice Rink
1001 E Easeterday Ave
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Newberry Pick-Up Times and Location:
Saturday May 2nd, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
At: Newberry Water & Light
307 East McMillan Ave
Newberry, MI 498968
2015 Stewardship Poster Contest
Local Heroes - Your Hardworking Pollinators
The 2015 Stewardship Poster Contest is under way. This year the theme is "Local Heroes - Your Hardworking Pollinators." The competition is open to all students K-12 and entries must be received at the District office by 4:30 PM on June 1st, 2015. Get creative with our local pollinators and see the links below for official rules and entry form. For more information call the Conservation District at 906-635-1278 today!
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North Country Gardening with Wildflowers
Neil Moran, horticulturist and member of the Northern Wild Plant and Seed Cooperative, has written a book that will give you all the information you need to grow and enjoy native plants in the Great Lakes region.
The book retails for $14.95 and may be purchased from the Northern Wild Plant and Seed Cooperative or the Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District.
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The Chippewa/East Mackinac Conservation District was established on May 23, 1949. In 2009 we celebrated 60 years of service to the landowners of Chippewa and Mackinac Counties. In July of 2012, the Chippewa/East Mackinac Conservation District merged with the Luce/West Mackinac Conservation District to form the Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District. The District now includes all of Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac Counties.
The number of employees actively working on projects and programs in our District fluctuates depending on the number of federal, state, and local grants made available to the District. We have been fortunate to receive a number planning and implementation grants dealing with watersheds, water quality, soil protection, invasive plants and insects, and farming enhancements.