Hubbard Young Leaders in Conservation

Wood River, NE

 The Nature Conservancy Platte River Prairies

Location: Wood River, NE

Type of opportunity: Fellowship, full-time, year-long temporary

Contact: Questions may be directed to


The Hubbard Fellow participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management at the Platte River Prairies and other Conservancy sites. This may include one or more of the following functions:

  • Invasive species control, including herbicide application
  • Livestock management
  • Prescribed burning
  • Construction, repair, and maintenance of fences and other preserve infrastructure
  • Operates and maintains tools and equipment

In addition, the Fellow also

  • Harvests, cleans, and plants local-ecotype prairie seed for restoration projects.
  • Conducts tours of Conservancy properties, including sandhill crane viewing tours.
  • Gives presentations to various groups about The Nature Conservancy’s work.
  • Proposes and completes an independent project on a topic mutually acceptable to the Conservancy and the Fellow.
  • Assists with outreach on TNC’s work by helping to design and implement social media and web-based strategies.
  • Assists with research and monitoring data collection, entry, and analysis.
  • Assists with land management and restoration planning.
  • Tracks and records management and restoration activities using GPS and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Assists with other duties related to finance, philanthropy, and marketing.

Desired qualifications:

  • BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in biology, natural resources management, environmental studies, or related field, with graduation date of June 2016 or earlier.
  • Knowledge of natural systems.
  • Experience with ecological land management principles.
  • Experience performing physical work.
  • Must hold current driver’s license. Eligible to be in compliance with the Conservancy’s Auto Safety Program.
  • Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for Prescribed Fire Crew Member

Start and end dates: June 2016-May 2017

Salary/pay: $20,000/year

Links to more information: 

How to apply: 

Interested candidates should visit To apply to position number 43739, submit resume, one letter of recommendation and cover letter as one document. Cover letter should be no more than 800 words, and should express why the applicant is interested in the Fellowship, why they are qualified, and how the Fellowship would help them with their future career. When applying for this position, please specify the degree-level that you will possess by June 2016.  Failure to complete all of the required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. The information entered in the education and work experience sections are auto screened by the system based on the minimum qualifications of the position. You must click submit to apply for the position. Click save if you want to be able to return to your application and submit it later. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited.

Application deadline: All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 8, 2016.