Experienced natural resources field worker offering more than 3 seasons in parks and grounds maintenance and two full Conservation Corps term of service. Extensive experience in invasive plant species control, grounds maintenance, and arborist work. Comfortable working in all seasons and willing to work a flexible schedule.
Served as an AmeriCorps volunteer with a crew of five people for a 10 month term learning valuable skills in natural resources management including trail and campsite maintenance, invasive species management, chainsaw skills and maintenance, riparian buffer zone improvement, timber stand improvement, wetland rehabilitation and wildland firefighting. Worked average of 40 hours a week for a total of 1700 hours during term. Required to work efficiently with a crew of the same five people for entire term
Assisted in the digitalization and geolocation of lichen and bryophyte herbarium specimens from across the United States into a singular online portal. Created specimen labels and assisted in the organization of collections. Provided translations from Russian for lichen and bryophyte species previously not described in English. Please see the Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria for project details,.
Responsible for the maintenance of park buildings, roads, campgrounds and trails at Interstate Park and Straight Lake State Park. Performed chainsaw work and received basic certification for chainsaw safety. Identified and removed invasive plant species by mechanical and chemical means. Oversaw the work and safety of youth crews. Monitored the health of Ash trees via bore resistograph. Received heavy equipment operations certification. Received herbicide application training (able to work alone)
Emphasis in forestry and botany. Member of the Forestry Club, Wildlife Society, and Russian Students Association. Assisted in the formation and implemented a course in Phenology and Leopoldian conservation. Member of the Russian Flagship program, an exclusive academic program designed to train students to reach a professional level of Russian language proficiency. Studied abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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