Applications Open for Native Seed Interns at Great Basin Institute

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Scouting and identifying populations of target native plant species suitable for the program;
  • Monitoring and maintenance of reciprocal transplant study plots; 
  • GPS mapping populations of plants, disturbance areas, and other features;
  • Monitoring the phenology of plant populations to identify optimal seed collection times;
  • Collecting seed from plant populations and completing data forms in accordance with the Seeds of Success (SOS) Technical Protocol;
  • Taking herbarium vouchers, and processing and shipping seed as necessary.
  • Recording data electronically and on paper data forms, entering and editing data related to restoration activities;
  • Participating in restoration projects, including planting native plants, watering plants, repairing fences, removing non-native plants;
  • Assisting with the coordination of volunteer seed collection and restoration events
  • Assisting with the coordination of conservation crew work;
  • Provide support for arid land restoration projects;
  • Reporting accomplishments and providing recommendations for program improvements, priorities, and future projects. 

Related Responsibilities:

  • Participate in trainings provided by BLM and USGS staff and community partners;
  • Meet with Host Site Supervisor on a regular basis;
  • Participate in community service days organized by NCC Program; and
  • Participate in regular AmeriCorps team meetings. 


The interns will be based out of the BLM Southern Nevada District office, which is located in northwest Las Vegas, NV. The Southern Nevada District Office manages more than three million acres of Mojave Desert in Clark and Nye counties. The scenery varies from dramatically colorful geologic landforms and largely unspoiled panoramic vistas of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to remote and rugged wild landscapes of Gold Butte Back Country Byway.

Timeline:February 2017 – August 2017

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