* Assists with the administration of ATC’s invasive/exotic (IE) species monitoring and management program in the New England region. The NENRT will conduct invasive species inventories focused along the A.T. in southern Vermont, using established protocols. The NENRT supports volunteer recruitment and training, and maintains program records including inventory data, monitoring data and volunteer numbers. The NENRT will work closely with ATC staff and partners to host volunteer workdays for controlling IE species in the A.T. Corridor. The NENRT may also work with contracted herbicide teams to treat invasive management areas.
* Supports ATC’s rare plant monitoring in the New England region. The NENRT will work closely with ATC and ANST staff to help provide volunteer guidance and training for monitoring rare plant sites. The NENRT will assist with communication between key agency partners such as State Natural Heritage employees, university botanists, and A.T. clubs to assure program effectiveness. The NENRT will also communicate with Trail maintaining clubs to ensure awareness and protection of rare plants is exercised while conducting regular A.T. maintenance.
* Assists with the implementation of the A.T. Seasons phenology monitoring program. The NENRT will coordinate with A.T. Clubs, local schools, universities, organizations, agency partners and associated volunteers to host phenology workshops and to establish phenology monitoring sites along the A.T. The NENRT visits monitoring sites on a regular basis and maintains program records including phonological data, site details and volunteer information.
* Maintains detailed field and administrative work records and field files.
* Coordinates with ATC staff to schedule and complete field projects; including logistics coordination, pre-field preparation, and post-field follow-up and reporting.
* Maintains regular communication with ATC staff and Trail clubs and assists Trail Clubs and supervisor with volunteer crew training and management.
* Coordinates travel and lodging, travels to and from work sites, and may be required to periodically tent/camp at work sites.
* Organizes, inventories, and maintains tools, supplies, and other field equipment.