Join our AmeriCorps crew!
Summer Conservation Crew
Receive training and experience to provide active land management on lands protected by Bur Oak or through its fee-for-service projects.
- Learn to safely operate chainsaws
- Remove invasive species
- Conduct plant and animal surveys
- Restore prairie, wetland, woodland and oak savanna
- Opportunities to serve subsequent terms may be available
Collect and compile data on plant and animal species through onsite surveys to create baseline documentation for land management plans.
- Work with experts to develop protocols
- Conduct field surveys
- Opportunities to participate in prescribed fire and other stewardship training
Use drones, GPS, and GIS technology to create property maps, photograph properties for monitoring purposes, and collect map data for land management plans.
- Fly drone mapping missions
- Input the data into orthophotography and GIS software
- Maintain the drone and GPS equipment