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Photo Credit: Eric Preston

Work With Us!

Photo Credit: Eric Preston

Open Positions

Looking for a way to lend your talents to a cause that’s making a tangible impact at the local level? Want to work with a growing team of mission-driven enthusiasts? Check out the opportunities below!

Natural Areas Manager Assistant: Job Description

We are hiring 2 or 3 people to assist in the management of natural areas with the goal of restoration back to pre-settlement conditions, increasing biodiversity and improving ecosystems. We are seeking people who are task-oriented, eager to serve, and supportive of the mission of The Prairie Enthusiasts.

If you are willingly accountable for your work and would like to contribute to making The Prairie Enthusiasts a stronger organization… if you value teamwork and would place the good of the organization first… if you want to grow and improve… if you want to bring your whole self to work… if you seek ways to help without being asked… then you may be a good fit for our team.


Restoration Ecologist 2024: Job Description

This is a full-time field position (40 hours/week) leading, supervising, and educating 4-5 college level student interns in hands-on ecological management and restoration of native prairie, wet meadow, streams, and oak savanna.  This position is with The Prairie Enthusiasts (Empire Sauk Chapter), a non-profit conservation group focused on the protection and recovery of fire-dependent ecosystems of the upper Midwest.


Internship Announcement 2024: Description

Looking for field experience in natural area restoration and management?  Five paid internships in restoration ecology are available through The Prairie Enthusiasts (Empire-Sauk Chapter).  Work will be carried out at several prairie and savanna preserves in southern Wisconsin.  This is an opportunity to learn plant and animal identification, ecosystem ecology, habitat needs of rare and declining species, and the tools, methods, and philosophies of restoration ecology from professional ecologists and experienced practitioners.  You will also learn about the conservation significance and goals of various preserves.

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