Stewardship Biologist Program Assistant
Plenty Canada - Lanark Highlands, ON

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PLENTY CANADA is a registered non-profit organization that facilitates access to and shares resources with Indigenous peoples and other community groups around the world in support of their environmental protection and sustainable development goals.

*Work Tasks and responsibilities*: To assist with the delivery of environmental projects such as species at risk, including invasive species, Aboriginal traditional natural resource management i.e. wild rice, medicinal plants, other forest products, tree marking and certified forest education. Plenty Canada will be working with partners to assist public and private forest managers and others to learn about the Forest Stewardship Council certification principle 3 and similar objectives in the Sustainable Forest Initiative system that relates to indigenous perspectives on stewardship and cultural values and how indigenous knowledge and western science can work together to produce better environmental outcomes as expressed in principle 6.

*Fields of studies*: Forestry Technician, Forester, Fishery and Wildlife Technician, Biologist, Environmental Studies. These fields of study will all provide skills in exchange for work experience in areas of the work plan that include invasive alien species control, species at risk, Aboriginal traditional knowledge, forestry certification etc.

Wage Rate: $10.25/hour
Length of work: 16 weeks
Hours: 35 hours/week
Start date: Negotiable
DEADLINE to apply: April 29th, 2013

Eligible students:

- are between 15 and 30 years of age;
- have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
- are Canadian citizens or permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not eligible); and
- are legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

We look forward to hearing from you!