Houston Parks and Recreation seeks White Oak Parkway Interns

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is seeking two part-time interns to work with the HPARD’s Natural Resources Management Program (NRMP) and partners at White Oak Parkway on an ongoing riparian restoration project aimed at enhancing urban bird and wildlife habitat along Houston’s bayou corridors.  A 10-acre portion of White Oak Parkway will be managed for birds and interpreted for the public as a pilot location for Houston Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Community Initiative. The interns will work with crews, contractors and partners to implement project goals in restoration, interpretation, and outreach. Habitat restoration activities will focus on the removal of invasive species and planting of native plants suited for the riparian corridor. The intern will work in the HPARD greenhouse to propagate native plants for installation at the site and visit areas around the city to collect seed and take cuttings of native plants. The interns will help coordinate educational events and activities with nearby community centers, local businesses, and schools.

For more information contact: [email protected]

US Fish and Wildlife Service seeks Wildlife Biologist

As a Wildlife Biologist you will be serving at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Texas Chenier Plain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which includes the Anahuac, Moody, McFaddin, and Texas Point National Wildlife Refuges. Responsibilities include natural resource planning, inventory and monitoring, supervision and administration, biological activities, scientific research, and water resources and management. For further information, go to usajobs.com

Texas Community & Watershed Partners seek Community Planners

The Texas Community & Watershed Partners (TCWP) is growing, and their Houston-based, Texas A&M program is hiring two planners to join the team. New hires will be helping client communities become more resilient through effective risk mitigation, long-term community planning and public engagement. Part of a planning team to facilitate and support community planning, conduct technical analyses, engage stakeholders and client and communities, provide subject matter expertise; GIS experience encouraged; overnight project related travel required. AICP certification preferred. For further details and to apply, email [email protected] with the subject line “TCWP Houston Planner” or visit planetizen.com.