Wildfire Restoration Internship

Wildfire Restoration Internship
The mission of the American River Parkway Foundation Internship program is to work with ARPF staff to
support the preservation and enjoyment of the American River Parkway by fostering environmental
education, stewardship and volunteer opportunities.
– Background/interest in environmental science or natural resources
– Must be able to lift 25lbs
– Must be able to work independently
– Must be comfortable working outdoors in all conditions
– Must be able to dedicate 10-20 hours per week
The wildfire restoration intern will assist ARPF staff in the management, research, and data collection for
wildfire restoration on the American River Parkway. Work will take place between Watt Ave and Cal
Expo on specified burn site locations. Work will be completed >75% outdoors. The wildfire restoration
intern will take part in the following tasks under the direction of ARPF staff.
Record and manage burn site data:
– Species presence/absence
– Weekly photo points
– Input and store data in the proper location within ARPF’s database
Research the potential impacts if not restored after a wildfire occurs in relation to:
– Erosion
– Recreational use
– Species presence/absence
– Fire fuels
Compare adjacent wildfire damaged plots to active ARPF restoration plots:
– Photo document comparisons on a weekly basis
– Record species presence and absence
– Evaluate percent cover
Assist with unwanted vegetation removal efforts:
– Assist with organized volunteer events
– Set up and lead a self-organized volunteer event to meet removal goalsResearch grant/funding opportunities:
– Complete a spreadsheet comparing fund application vs. potential grants/funding sources for
associated ARPF wildfire restoration projects.
Report generation:
– Create summary report of findings
o Comparison of sites and data sets
o Best practices/methods
o Photo documentation report on change over time throughout all sites
– Present findings/reports to local stakeholder groups and or ARPF board of directors

The American River Parkway Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1983 to foster volunteer opportunities and environmental stewardship along the 23-mile long, 4800-acre American River Parkway in Sacramento, CA. The Parkway Foundation engages thousands of volunteers each year through parkway clean-ups, invasive plant removal and adopting native trees among other activities. Each year, the Parkway hosts 8 million users and generates 365 million dollars in goods and services for the region. Users enjoy cycling, running, paddling, fishing and many other recreational and education activities.

We have internship availabilities in Wildfire Restoration, Oak Grove Restoration and establishing a social campaign. Please let me know what I can do to progress this!

Thanks so much,

Jordan Powell
Volunteer Coordinator
American River Parkway Foundation
(916) 486-2773

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