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Now Hiring Sustainable Forestry AmeriCorps Position

Appalachian Voices is seeking a motivated individual to play a central role in our effort to improve private forest stewardship in the southern mountains. The AmeriCorps member will be responsible for distributing and outreach of the second edition of a sustainable forestry handbook for landowners in the southern Appalachian region.

Appalachian Voices is a non-profit, grassroots environmental organization that brings people together to solve the environmental problems having the greatest impact on the central and southern Appalachian Mountains. Our mission is to empower people to defend our region’s rich natural and cultural heritage by providing them with tools and strategies for successful grassroots campaigns.

This position is available as part of Project Conserve, which will place 20 AmeriCorps service members with 15 conservation organizations and agencies that share the common goal of protecting western North Carolina’s natural resources through education, community involvement, and direct assistance.

This is a full-time AmeriCorps position from September 5, 2006 through June 30, 2007. Full-time AmeriCorps members receive a $10,600 living stipend over the course of their service and a $4,725 Education Award at the completion of 1700 hours of service. Benefits include health insurance, childcare assistance if needed, and worker’s compensation insurance. The position will be based in Boone, North Carolina. The application deadline is June 15, 2006.

For more information about the position and to request an application packet, please call (828) 262-1500.

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