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Furthermore, once accepted I was assisted by the Student Conservation Association in finding my next summer internship. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Goals in Conservation for the future? Do you think this position has helped prepare you for your future career?NPS Big Meet 8-10.7.2011
My experience with ACE has significantly bolstered my resume, and made me more qualified for jobs. The experience I have gained from ACE has provided me insight, qualifications and direction for my career aspirations. I was honestly surprised at how many government organizations and nonprofits expressed how they valued my affiliation with AmeriCorps.
What do you feel sets ACE apart from other organizations? How has ACE helped to shape who you are personally and professionally? What sets ACE aside from other organizations is how they value you. It sounds cheesy, but ACE places a lot of consideration into the lives of each corps.
Additionally, the majority of crew leaders appear to have been promoted from within. Which means the leadership is familiar with the majority of challenges each crew member might face. Personally, ACE gave me newfound confidence. With ACE I performed grueling work in a number of outdoor environments.
Not only did the work strengthen my determination, but now no task seems impossible. When performing trail work an individual can quickly learn that the majority of difficult problems can be solved by reconsidering your perspective.
What advice can you offer to future corps members who are looking to get into the conservation field? Find your dream job and work to acquire its qualifications. I sincerely believe ACE is a great place to get started.
Seed Collection Lake Mead is technically the largest reservoir in the United States, measured by water capacity. Formed by the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead is miles km long when the lake is full, and has miles 1, km of shoreline. Bureau of Reclamation at the time when the planning and construction of the Boulder Canyon Project led to the creation of Hoover Dam, and subsequently Lake Mead itself.
Corps Members treat invasive plant species. The work of the ACE Corps Members Project has included native plant salvage and seed collection, native plant propagation and planting, and removal or treatment of invasive plant species that form monocultures in and around native plant locations.
As part of the project, the Corps Members have learned native plant identification and a variety of desert restoration techniques. Can you tell me about your background?
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I went to school at the university of La Verne. I have a concentration in pre-health, but towards the end of my studies I decided to focus more on the environment, because my senior thesis was about environmental work. What motivated you to get into conservation? I was looking for jobs and found this one through usajobs. It depends on what type of work I fall in love with here. Do you think this position is helping you prepare for the future?
Experience is a big thing in the workforce. What do you think sets ACE apart from other organizations? But with ACE, it gives you this big variety of things you can learn. Do you have any advice for people looking to join ACE or get into conservation?
American Conservation Experience » National Park Service
Have an open mind. The crew was performing routine maintenance on the Bright Angel Trail, the most popular hiking trail within the Grand Canyon. Each year, melting snow and ice cause erosion that can render parts of the trail unsafe for visitors.
This prevented the water from draining properly and caused it to destroy a retaining wall. Safety is always imperative during any ACE hitch, but it was even more important for this project because of the numerous hikers and equestrians traveling up and down the trail throughout the day.
The crewmembers had to be very alert and communicative to each other and to park visitors to ensure a safe working environment. Potential water leaks from overhead pipes posed a threat to artifacts and archives.
Visitors and researchers with disabilities could not gain physical access to the collection because it was stored in a basement without an elevator. There was no fire protection in the visitor center, and security for the facility is outdated. Under those storage conditions, the collection was at risk of being lost forever to researchers and visitors. Since the move, the collections have been rehoused to eliminate overcrowding and further deterioration, a Complete Conservation Survey was completed in The conservation treatment on the metal artifacts have been completed.
Current projects are in place to provide conservation treatment on select textiles and rare books. Other projects underway are digitizing the 20th Century photographs, and the Elizabeth Bacon Custer collection. The archival 7th cavalry collection of close to 4, items will be merged and reorganized into an archival module, producing a finding aid for access for researchers, and staff. The park is diligently working to find additional funds to complete additional conservation and preservation treatment for collection items in preparation for rotating exhibits, updating core documents, appraisals, cataloging of new and backlog collection, and updating legacy data in the Interior Collection Museum System database.