Earlier this week, we spent a few days collecting data at the Niobrara Valley Preserve. It was a quick trip up and back, but we still managed to see quite a bit of wildlife, including mule deer, pronghorn, grouse, lizards, monarch butterflies, lots of grasshoppers and bees, and much more. We also found ourselves close to bison a few times, and I managed to get some decent photos of them. Here is a selection of those bison shots.
Applications for the next round of Hubbard Fellowships with The Nature Conservancy of Nebraska are being accepted from now until September 8, 2017. This is a one year position aimed at recent college graduates – with undergraduate or graduate degrees in natural resources, conservation biology, wildlife biology, or related fields.
The Fellowship is designed to give Fellows a very well-rounded set of experiences and skills that will jump start their conservation careers. Fellows work on land management and restoration projects, develop and carry out independent projects, attend numerous conferences and other events, visit with and learn from Conservancy staff and partners, and get valuable experience in conservation planning, communications, marketing, budgeting, fundraising, and other aspects of conservation organizations. They also play important roles in communicating conservation messages to a wide array of audiences. Supervising the Hubbard Fellowship program has been one of the highlights of my career, and I’m excited to keep the program moving forward.
Please click here for more details about the Fellowship.
To apply, click here and then hit the green “view positions” button and search for job # 45644.
The Fellowship runs from January to December 2018 and is based at The Nature Conservancy’s Platte River Prairies, though considerable time will also be spent at the Niobrara Valley Preserve and the Omaha Field Office.
Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested.