Stewardship Volunteer - Natural Resource Volunteers

This is an Internship Opportunity for Pittsburg State University Natural Resource Managment students.  The Course Objectives for the student volunteers are as follows: 

  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of prairie management;
  • Complete a prescribed fire training course;
  • Demonstrate proficiency with the safety and operation of the following key components of habitat management:
    • Chainsaws
    • Prescribed fire
    • Weedwacker
    • Backpack blower & sprayers
  • Synthesize your internship experience with a research presentation at PCU's Research Colloquium

To apply, click on the Fill in an application button 

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Tuesday, December 19, 2023 and Thursday, January 11, 2024

About Prairie State Park

Tallgrass prairies once covered more than a third of Missouri; today, less than one percent remains, much of it preserved at Prairie State Park. Visitors to the park see panoramic vistas of swaying grass and ever-changing wildflowers. They also may spot the park’s resident bison herd. The park’s Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center offers exhibits and interpretive programs designed to inform visitors about the special place.