Sasha Tuttle and Spencer Goss their spring break a couple years ago working for FVC and looking for the endangered Oregon Spotted Frog.

Summer students sought with passion for conservation

Fraser Valley Conservancy is accepting applications from students until April 1

Two exceptional students will be chosen to comb the wetlands of the Fraser Valley looking for frogs and toads this summer.

The Fraser Valley Conservancy is seeking qualified post-secondary students and accepting applications for the positions of Student Conservation Stewards until midnight on April 1.

“Our summer students will work under the supervision of Fraser Valley Conservancy (FVC) biologists and alongside community volunteers,” according to FVC reps.

A junior biologist who works for FVC got interested in the work after she started out as a volunteer. She pursued studies in biology and continued working in the field after her stint with the organization.

Some of the work will involve invasive species control, as well as completing amphibian surveys with photo-point monitoring, vegetation transects, and monitoring the Western Toad migration through the toad tunnel at Ryder Lake; and help organize events and promote conservation.

What they’re looking for:

• Physically fit and comfortable working outside

• Keen interest in local conservation issues

• Native flora/fauna ID

• Excellent verbal/written communications

• Comfortable talking to the public

The positions are funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program and as such candidates must meet qualifications:

• Currently enrolled in post-secondary education (FT in the previous year and FT studies in September 2018)

• Aged between 15 and 30 (as of May 22, 2018)

• Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person legally entitled to work in Canada

The job runs 40 hours per week from May 22 to August 24, 2018. Salary is $15/hour.

Email resumé and cover letter to admin@fraservalleyconservancy.ca. Resumés accepted until midnight on Sunday, April 1.


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