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Last updated February 4, 2016

If you are looking for experiences related to land and resource management then River Bend's Natural Resource Technician is the position for you. You will be planning and leading volunteer groups such as restoration club, trail mowers, and the River Bend Rangers, working with experts to develop a land management plan, and actively managing habitat restoration.

Position Description & Application Procedure

The 2016 Summer Natural Resource Technician position begins May 31st, 2016 and ends August 26th, 2016.

Program Details

Summer Natural Resource Technicians will be able to:

  • Work as part of a friendly, dynamic staff dedicated to connecting people to the natural world.
  • Assist with park maintenance including grounds maintenance, mowing and trimming, litter pickup, painting, tree trimming and weed control
  • Coordinates and works with land management volunteer groups such as River Bend Rangers (trail monitoring), mowers and Restoration Club
  • Monitors trail conditions. Field surveys of local plant and animal resources
  • Habitat restoration including but not limited to removing invasive species, prairie, woodland and wetland habitat management, trail improvement
  • Assists with update to long range land and facilities plan
  • Contribute to the newsletter as well as other forms of publications
  • Assist with all nonprofit responsibilities and obligations

Compensation and Amenities

  • Bi-weekly stipend of $440
  • Fully furnished housing provided (includes washer and dryer, oven/stove, microwave, basic cable, internet, beds, dressers, fully stocked kitchen)
  • One week of paid time off
  • Negotiable funding for extra workshops, trainings, or certifications
  • Use of River Bend's recreational equipment
  • Bikes for transportation provided

Living in Faribault, Minnesota

  • Faribault is a town of around 25,000 people
  • Faribault is about 50 miles south of the Twin Cities metro area on I-35, which provides opportunities to attend concerts, professional and college sporting events, including Twins games.
  • Faribault is about a 45 minute drive from the Mall of America, REI, and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
  • Faribault offers great mountain biking and cross-country ski trails right at River Bend Nature Center, as well as a very active bike and ski club, called The Faribault Flyers.



« Our mission is to help people discover, enjoy, understand, and preserve the incredible natural world that surrounds us. »
   River Bend Nature Center a donor-supported, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
PO Box 186, 1000 Rustad Rd, Faribault, MN 55021-0186 USA
 507.332.7151  |
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