Date Posted : February 04, 2019 Job Location : Peterborough Job Number : 79990 Job Type : Full-time Start : April 29, 2019
Company :Kawartha Land Trust Address : 1545 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J 5N3
The Technician will help implement stewardship activities, property management tasks and monitor KLT properties. Under the direction of the Stewardship Manager the position will perform the following duties:
• Invasive species management on KLT properties using herbicide and manual removal techniques (European Buckthorn, Dog-strangling Vine, Garlic Mustard, Tartarian Honeysuckle are managed species)
• Tree and shrub planting for habitat creation and restoration
• Supporting native prairie habitat restoration
• Monitoring of owned conservation lands and conservation easement lands
• Creation and maintenance of trails using chainsaw, hand tools and brush mower
• Light carpentry on properties to build boardwalks, signage, fences etc…
• Land management tasks (garbage clean up, dealing with trespass issues)
• Organize logistics for safe and efficient field work
• Recording and reporting on work performed
• Use of a motor boat for weekly monitoring and cleanup of our island property
• Communicating with the public who are using KLT properties
• Assist with the collection and storage of data including ecological inventory data, GIS and GPS data, photos and the preparation of reports and applications
Travelling may be required.
Work on weekends may be required.
Working in outdoors in various weather conditions may be required.
Willing to work in remote locations.
Minimum experience : 2-3
Minimum educational level : Certificate/Diploma from a College or CEGEP
Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) is a regional charitable land trust based in Peterborough Ontario. Our mission is to conserve the natural and cultural heritage and distinctive landscapes of the Kawartha Bioregion. We do this by accepting donations of ecologically-significant lands and by engaging the community in support of this work through gifts of time and money to ensure those lands are cared for, in perpetuity. We work closely with community groups, government agencies, and individual landowners to identify and protect key properties and features in the Region. We also help people learn more about the ecological, social and economic benefits of land conservation and encourage them to become involved this important work.