From the Web: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy

Project Conserve seeks dedicated individuals to fill 32 full-time positions serving critical conservation needs of Western North Carolina. The program places members in service with one of 19 organizations working to protect the unique natural resources of the southern Blue Ridge Mountain region. Each member will serve 1,700 hours during an 11-month term, from September 2011 through July 2012.  During their terms of service, members will promote conservation through education, volunteerism and direct service. In addition to serving on individual projects outlined by partnering sites, members participate in required trainings and service days up to twice a month with the full Project Conserve team. Trainings may cover a broad range of topics including conflict resolution, forest management, trail construction, invasive plant identification, and disaster preparedness.
Project Conserve Recruitment Timeline:
  • May 19, 2011: Application deadline.
  • May 20, 2011-June 14, 2011: Interviews will be scheduled by host sites.
  • June 15, 2o11-June 21, 2011: Position offers are made.
  • Sept. 1, 2011: First day of service.

What is AmeriCorps Project Conserve?

Information on applying

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact Amy Stout, AmeriCorps Project Conserve Program Director via e-mail or phone at (828) 697-5777, Ext. 208.

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