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HF+G Core Areas and Outer Trail Assistant

Northern Ohio Watershed Corps


Opportunity summary

Term length

10/08/2024 - 09/30/2025

Application window

05/13/2024 - 08/01/2024


Kirtland, Ohio

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Support the restoration of Core Natural Areas (CNAs) within the Arboretum Core to allow access and immersion for the guest in areas showcasing restoration of fragmented forests (CNA work constitutes 80-90% of the service member’s time). Assist with assessment of CNA conditions, degree, and range of invasive populations

Opportunity description

Submit proposals for CNA signage and wayfinding through the internal interpretation planning process. With Curator of Living Collections, work to further propagation efforts for CNA restoration species (PGSIP and propagation efforts will constitute 10-20% of the service member’s time). Continue developing the CNA trails, with an eye towards guest safety. Support planning and reporting for the CNA projects, including data entry and generating maps using GPS/BG-Base systems as well as using GIS. Assist with routine equipment maintenance, particularly sharpening of hand and power tools. Promote the Arboretum’s CNA network and the benefits of forest restoration through communications to staff and volunteers, and education and outreach activities to guests and public.


  • Paid training
  • Federal loan deferment
  • Eligible mileage reimbursement
  • Full-time members eligible for healthcare
  • May be eligible for childcare
  • Additional training stipend $125/quarter
  • Free attendance to the Ohio Stormwater Conference

Requirements and qualifications


Must have GED or high school diploma; be 18 or older by October 8, 2024. Must successfully pass a National Service Criminal History Check (NSCHC). Must be a U.S citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.

Preferred qualifications

Possess a valid driver's license. Have an interest in the environmental field such as, stormwater managment, climate impacts, or urban forestry. Demonstrate maturity and cultural competency. Self-motivated and able to work on a team.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource conservation and preservation
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Greenspace maintenance

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor