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Part-time Coordinator - Colorado Conservation Exchange
The Colorado Conservation Exchange is a watershed investment fund that will accelerate investment in watershed health and wildfire risk reduction, initially in the Poudre and Big Thompson watersheds. We are hiring a part-time Coordinator to assist in all aspects of the Exchange, with an emphasis on communications and writing (marketing materials, social media, grant reports, etc.). 
Please submit a cover letter, resume, examples of writing and the names of three references to Heather Schinkel heather.schinkel@colostate.edu, Director, Colorado Conservation Exchange


Call for Articles : African Review of Migration and Environment - Submit by April 30

African Review Migration and Environment (ARME), is a bilingual international journal, published twice annually in French and English. It is a collaborative publication by two leading African Universities: Peleforo Gon Coulibaly University, Ivory Coast and Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.

Call for Proposals - 2017 Natural Areas Conference - Submit by May 12

Now accepting proposals! For the 2017 Natural Areas Conference. The 44th annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Fort Collins, on the edge of the Colorado State University Campus, in the shadow of Colorado's beautiful Front Range. The theme this year is Working Beyond Boundaries: Collaboration as a Key to Natural Areas Management.

Deadline for the Call for Proposals is May 12.

We invite proposals related to these topics:

  • Conservation Across (Natural/Political/Cultural) Boundaries
  • Urban/Wildland Interface
  • Wilderness and Research Natural Areas Management
  • Value of Healthy Land in Water Resource Management
  • Role of Native Plant Materials in Restoration & Rehabilitation
  • Role of Natural Areas in Pollinator and Invertebrate Conservation
  • Natural Areas Management in Light of Climate Change
  • Value of Ecosystem Services and Working Landscapes
  • Restoration in the Anthropocene
  • Communicating About Natural Areas Conservation
  • Technology for Land Management Success
  • Forest and Range Management
  • Wildland Fire as a Management Tool
  • Invasive Species Management
  • Species Re/Introductions & Assisted Migration
  • Rare Species Management

Visit the conference website to find more details about proposal types and to submit your proposal.

Types of proposals:

Special Sessions

  • Organized oral sessions
  • Symposia
  • Workshops

General Sessions

  • Oral Presentations
  • Poster Presentations

Students are especially encouraged to submit abstracts for General Session oral and poster presentations. Students will be eligible to compete for prizes in the student presentation competition. Find out more about what the 2017 Natural Areas Conference offers students.

Rivers Trails and Conservation Assistance - National Park Service

When a community asks for assistance with a project through the application, National Park Service staff provide free, on-location facilitation and planning expertise. We draw from project experiences across the country and adapt best practices to a community's specific needs.

NPS staff help:

  • Define project vision and goals
  • Inventory and map community resources
  • Identify and analyze key issues and opportunities
  • Engage collaborative partners and stakeholders
  • Design community outreach and participation strategies
  • Develop concept plans for trails, parks, and natural areas
  • Set priorities and build consensus
  • Identify funding sources
  • Develop a sustainable organizational framework to support the project

Interested? Apply Today. In order to obtain National Park Service assistance for your community project, please visit the application page for more information.

Additional Funding Opportunities............

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Event Planning Coordinator - For CSU Graduate and Undergraduate students
Job Description: We are seeking an organized and motivated CSU student employee or intern to provide administrative support in event/conference planning. He/she will primarily be responsible for print program layout and design, social media promotion, website updates/development, volunteer recruitment, placement, training and coordination, and social event planning/field trip coordination for two large international conference and training programs. The conference and training programs are Pathways 2017 (September 17 - 20, 2017, Estes Park, Colorado), and Pathways Africa (January 8 – 10, 2018, Windhoek, Namibia). Other job duties will include correspondence with conference attendees, soliciting donations, marketing the event, ordering supplies, running errands, and graphic design. Pathways is a conference and training program designed to address the myriad issues that arise as people and wildlife struggle to coexist in a sustainable and healthy manner. Our mission is to increase professionalism and effectiveness in the human dimensions of fisheries and wildlife management field.
This position demands a flexible work schedule and someone who has good interpersonal communication skills, works well on a team, and is very organized. The applicant must demonstrate a strong work ethic. The applicant must also be proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word (including mail merge tools). Experience using at least one graphic design program (In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) and WordPress is strongly preferred. Interest in and knowledge about wildlife conservation and management issues is helpful, but not required.
Western Program Director - LightHawk - Apply by April 30
We are looking for an experienced conservation professional (6+ years) with a strong understanding of conservation planning including an understanding of Open Standards, partnership development, a personal network of conservation contacts, and a proven track record of making things happen. A basic understanding of communication or marketing techniques is helpful as well.
National Director - Trees Water People
The Tribal Renewable Energy Program is the main domestic effort of the nonprofit organization, Trees, Water & People (TWP). TWP jointly manages the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center (RCREC), on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, with our primary program partner Lakota Solar Enterprises (LSE). 
The National Director provides overall planning, leadership, and management of TWP’s Tribal Renewable Energy Program. They are a key fundraiser for the program, and manage National Program staff, interns and volunteers to ensure that the program meets its objectives. They closely monitor, evaluate, and report on program activities and control program expenditures in accordance with the program budget. They will also be expected to develop and manage new programs in the United States, with a focus on partnership building, trust, and a community-based development philosophy.