2022 Southeast Area Meeting

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Friday, October 21, 2022

Hiring for Conservation Crew

County: Asotin

Description: This crew will serve with the Asotin County Conservation District based out of Clarkston, WA, and will meet in Clarkston daily. Project sites will be located in Asotin and Whitman Counties. Typical projects include large woody debris installation, in-stream restoration, forest health thinning, invasive plant control, project monitoring and other restoration projects. The crew may utilize rigging equipment and chainsaws on some projects. For questions call 206-327-1090
Learn more & apply: www.ecology.wa.gov/wcc

Must be *18-25 years old. Members earn a living allowance of $1,253 twice a month ($2,506 per month) and an AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,495 after completing a 11-month term (1700 hours). Formal and informal training is provided, and educational loan forbearance and insurance are available. Strong preference will be given to Washington state residents. Successful applicants will be required to verify their vaccination record or seek a medical or religious exemption for the 22-23 service term. *Age restrictions do not apply to those with military service or with mental or sensory disabilities.

Position start date: October 3, 2022

Project Opportunities

WSCC funds are available to implement best management practices. Landowners and operators are encouraged to contact the District by email or phone. Technical staff will develop project plans for review by the ACCD Board of Supervisors. Any projects seeking VSP funds must also be approved by the Asotin County VSP Workgroup.

Home Ignition Zone Assessments

The district will be able to do “Firewise” type home assessments all year long. Research around home destruction vs. home survival in wildfires point to embers and small flames as the main way that most homes ignite in wildfires. There are procedures for homeowners to prepare their homes to withstand ember attacks and minimize the likelihood of flames or surface fire reaching the home or any attachments. ACCD will do home located in forested and rangeland/rural urban interface areas. There is no better time than NOW to prepare your home and property. Contact us if you’d like a free home assessment!