Internship NRCS/ Conservation District

Edmunds County Conservation District Ipswich, South Dakota
Deadline Dec 15, 2018
Job Type Internship

Edmunds County Conservation District is a subdivision of state, operating at the county level offering services that promote conservation. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) mission is help people help the land by providing resources to producers, landowners and wildlife enthusiast to aide in conservation efforts.

Job Overview: As an intern you will work with Edmunds County Conservation District learning the tree planting season plant trees, lay fabric and measure tree plots. Upon completion of tree season you will shadow the NRCS personnel learning the skills needed to be a Soil Health Conservationist. This job is full time up to 40 hrs. a week and will begin in the spring time and go through sometime in the summer. Pay is negotiable .

Job Duties:

  • Planting trees/ conservation district
  • Fabric lying/ conservation district
  • Measuring tree plots/ conservation district
  • Developing tree plans /NRCS
  • Inventorying grazing lands/NRCS 
  • Developing grazing plans/NRCS
  • Evaluating CRP grass stands/NRCS
  • Easement monitoring /NRCS 
  • FSA compliance spot checks/NRCS 
  • Technical planning in the field/NRCS 
  • Practice certification/NRCS
  • Analyzing collected data/NRCS 
  • Formulating and evaluating alternatives/NRCS
  • Exposure to Conservation Programs
  • Cover crop monitoring and clipping/NRCS


  • Desire to be a part of a conservation team
  • Able to show problem solving skills
  • Previous experience in the Ag field, helpful but not required
  • Knowledge of Conservation, helpful but not required
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to walk several miles a day
  • Minimum age required—16


Resumes submit:

22 Main St. Ipswich SD 57451  Email:  
No later than Dec.15th 2018
Interviews held in January
 *Attention: Meshele Townsend
 District Manager

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