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Cache Creek Conservancy supports Cache Creek preservation, restoration, and enhancement of the water

Seeking Seasonal Restoration Technician

Background:

The Cache Creek Conservancy is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Woodland, CA. Our mission is to restore, protect, and enhance wildlife habitat in the Cache Creek watershed. The successful applicant will join the Cache Creek Conservancy’s habitat restoration program and manage plant populations within the Tending and Gathering Garden (TGG). The TGG is a 3-acre portion of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. The TGG is managed organically with a mix of modern and ancient cultural practices. Only native species are planted in the TGG and these species are of ethnobotanical importance to Native Californians. 

Position Requirements

Applicants must be accustomed to physical labor, be able to lift, hold, and carry at least 50 pounds for extended periods. Applicants should be comfortable working outdoors in rugged terrain, extreme weather (hot, dry, windy, cold, or rainy), and in the presence of stinging and biting insects, snakes, ticks, etc. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Applicant must be culturally aware and respectful. Desirable candidates are self-motivated and efficacious, work well individually or as part of a team, and have or are pursuing a degree in Restoration or Landscape Ecology, Native American Studies, Botany, Environmental Studies, or a similar field. 


Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Cache Creek Conservancy’s Habitat Restoration Manager and the Tending and Gathering Garden Steering Committee the technician will:

  • Aid in physical and cultural management of non-native, invasive plant populations in the TGG.
  • Tend to desirable native species to increase seed or propagule production, increase plant productivity, influence growth pattern, and improve both visual aesthetics and habitat value. 
  • Maintain trails.
  • Clean and repair gear as needed.
  • Contribute to interpretive materials.
  • Assist Education Program with collection and preparation of materials from the TGG (e.g., tule harvesting and drying) for classes and workshops.
  • Clearly and concisely communicate with coworkers, supervisors, members of the public, and partnering agencies.

Term of Employment: This is a part-time position, hours will fluctuate based on phenology (seasonal cycles), but will average at 20 hours per week. The successful applicant must be willing to work some weekend dates. This position is grant funded. 


Compensation: $14.00/hour or commensurate with experience. Medical, dental, vision, and other benefits are not provided. 


How to Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and at least two professional or academic references to Jmizoguchi@cachecreekconservancy.org.  Applications received after June 22nd 2018, will not be reviewed.


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The Cache Creek Conservancy would like to thank all those who made this event the success it was.  Scott Ostrander, executive chef of Origami Asian Grill created a sumptuous meal to the delight of all our guests. Thank you to All Leaders Must Serve (ALMS) and Ashlyn and Kari Erickson for their attention to detail in serving the meal. Thank you to our generous sponsors listed above. 


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