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Invasive Species Intern Positions Open

Morris-Big Stone Wetland Management Districts are putting together a four-member Strategic Weed Assault Team (SWAT). The crew will be dedicated solely to mapping and treating invasive plant species in high quality and highly threatened prairies across the project area. Work will take place on National Wildlife Refuge System Lands in Morris Wetland Management District, Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge/Wetland Management District, and Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge. Visit the SCA website to apply.

Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge encompasses all or part of 85 counties in western Minnesota and northwestern Iowa.

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Each unit of Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge offers visitors a wonderful chance to explore a rare native ecosystem. 

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      Invasive Species Strike Team Applications Being Accepted

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      An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

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      strike team (four positions) to help with invasive species management on refuge lands in west-central Minnesota are now being accepted. Interested applicants may find more details and apply through SCA (*When you use this link you are leaving the USFWS web sites. DOI and the bureaus do not guarantee that outside Web sites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act*).

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      Dakota skipper, grasshopper sparrow and greater prairie chicken are some of the many species you may find, when you visit Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.

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      Volunteers are always welcome.