Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 11, 2023

Position Opening : Seed Conservation Intern

from California Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA

Position Overview:
Assist the Director of Conservation Programs and the Seed Conservation Program Manager in execution of field research and seed collecting activities for California Botanic Garden’s (CalBG) Conservation Program. Project activities will include a diverse program of work that includes assisting with: California Plant Rescue (CaPR) rare plant seed banking, Seed LA restoration seed collections, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Seeds of Success Program (SOS), rare plant monitoring, botanical surveys, and California Seed Bank curatorial duties. CaPR is a collaborative project to secure the future of California’s native flora by collecting seeds of California native plant species for long term preservation in secure regional seed banks (ex-situ conservation), Seed LA is a regional effort to make locally appropriate regional native plant materials more broadly available in the greater Los Angeles region, and SOS is a program coordinated by the BLM to support seed collections from native plant populations to conserve and develop native plant materials for stabilizing, rehabilitating and restoring lands in the United States. Duties include assisting in the field to scout populations, collect seed, conduct surveys, collect and process plant specimens, plant identification, data collection, preparation of field forms and reports, data entry and labeling of field collections, seed processing, seed testing, and preparation of seeds for storage.

Learn more about the position and how to apply at  Seed Conservation Intern – California Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA

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