Become a Plant Conservation Volunteer with New England Wild Flower Society |
The New England Wild Flower Society is actively seeking volunteers for its Plant Conservation Volunteer (PCV) Corps. Participants in this program collect data on the status of rare plant populations throughout New England and assist with invasive and habitat management projects. Over 600 volunteers have been trained to document the current status of rare plant populations and identify potential threats to them. In return, PCVs are offered field trips, classes, and opportunities to interact with professional botanists to learn more about challenging species and the ecology of various habitats.
Plant species presence, health, and vigor reflect many of the unseen characteristics and conditions of a particular habitat. Through the activities of the PCV program, Conservation commission members would increase their knowledge of rare plant and indicator species, nurture relationships with other local conservationists, and more fully develop their understanding of ecological processes and current conservation issues. A more informed member of the commission will be more effective in public discussion and making important decisions about natural resources and development.
Come join us to find out about this great opportunity to become a citizen scientist and an active conservationist. The requirements are motivation, discretion, and a basic knowledge of native flora. It's a great way to learn more about plants, meet others with similar interests, and make an impact in conservation.
You can email me the application available here. Training sessions will be held on a weekend in March in all New England states. For more information, visit our website , or contact: John Burns PCV Administrative Coordinator New England Wild Flower Society 508-877-7630 ext. 3204 jburns@newenglandWILD.org