Conservation Northwest, http://www.conservationnw.org, has a 26‐year track record of success protecting, connecting and restoring wildlands and ancient forest across the Pacific Northwest. We champion the recovery of our region’s most iconic wildlife including wolves, wolverines, fisher, lynx, mountain caribou and grizzly bears.
Through tenacious yet pragmatic advocacy, on-the-ground science and diverse collaborations, we aim to connect the big landscapes, protect the most vulnerable wildlife, and conserve our natural heritage for future generations. We’re keeping the Northwest wild because clean air and water, pristine forests, mountains, and other wildlands, resilient and connected natural ecosystems—it all adds up to a better quality of life in our region.
Conservation Northwest is looking for an organized, motivated, locally well-connected, and outgoing person to join our 18-person staff to advance wildlife and habitat conservation in northeast Washington. The Outreach Coordinator will focus on broadening support and awareness, and foster problem-solving and dialogue among civic leaders and organizations, tribal representatives, elected and agency officials, and other members of the public. Must be able to work independently, and maintain tight coordination and communication with the Conservation Northwest staff in Twisp, Bellingham, and Seattle. Team leadership and management skills will be beneficial.
Manage outreach operations supporting conservation program objectives;
Maintain contacts with public officials, tribal representatives, and the press;
Represent Conservation Northwest on the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition, and other forums;
Build relationships and maintain communications at local levels to enhance public awareness and support;
Develop materials (fact sheets, website content, articles, alerts, talking points);
Organize and manage events, hikes, fundraisers, and other activities;
Mobilize supporters in northeast Washington as needed;
Supervise and manage interns and volunteers.
Writing Associate: Create Graphics for Environmental Issues
The Public Interest Network
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Writing Associate for Public Interest GRFX
Do you believe the power of story, image and design can help change the world?
Of course you do. That’s why you’re reading this. You probably care about global warming, fracking, the corruption of politics by billionaires and Super PACs, and any number of other issues, too.
So what’s the Public Interest Network?
We’re a nationwide network of nonprofit groups dedicated to bringing people together in the fight for a greener America, a more democratic America, and a government that works for all of us, not just powerful corporations.
If this sounds slightly ambitious, that’s because it is. Do you share that kind of ambition? Do you have the talent and work ethic to back it up? Great! Apply for a job with Public Interest GRFX.
Public Interest GRFX is the in-house communications team for the Public Interest Network. We inform and motivate people so we can build the people power it takes to overcome powerful special interests and fix the urgent problems we’re facing as a society. To do that, we tell our stories in ways that connect with people—intellectually, emotionally, politically—and motivate them to join the fight for a better world.
That’ll be your job. As a writer, you’ll tell these stories through many different channels, including newsletters, direct mail, educational brochures, canvassing materials, and more.
In short, we’re building a movement. And we want you to be one of its storytellers.
See flyer for details.
Water Is Life: Water, Health, and Ecosystem Services among American Indians and Alaskan Natives
AIS 375 A, SLN 21716
I&S, NW available for students who contact AIS adviser Elissa Washuta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tu/Th 3:30 – 5:20 pm
Instructor: Clarita Lefthand-Begay
At the completion of this class, you will understand the connections between tribal water security, culture and health among Indigenous communities in the United States. The class will also discuss the importance of self-determination for tribal and indigenous communities that are struggling to meet their community’s water security needs. Other topics will include water policies, water scarcity, hauling practices, fish consumption rates, ocean acidification, dam removal and Gold King Mine spill, which you will learn about via class and guest lectures, readings, short essay writings, group discussions, and by delivering short PowerPoint presentations. You will also participate in a community project to support tribal water security efforts in the United States. This class will have a course fee ($30).
NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION
Location: Edgefield , South Carolina
Category: Policy And Law
The Conservation Public Policy Intern will assist NWTF’s professional staff in researching and promoting public policy priorities affecting wildlife and habitat management, forestry, hunting and other conservation and sportsmen’s issues. The Intern will be responsible for monitoring and tracking legislation, conducting research and developing briefing documents to inform the NWTF’s position on proposed public policy, and prepping internal and external marketing materials. The Intern will work closely with the Director of Lands and Policy and Conservation Programs Department Directors and Program Managers on public policy efforts at the Federal and State level.
• Researching wildlife conservation and management, forestry, and hunting policy issues
• Preparing background information for use in testimony, letters, or comments
• Developing and writing policy related fact sheets, briefs, and action alerts
• Monitoring and tracking key legislative priorities
• Develop state / district level fact sheets about NWTF accomplishments and priorities
• Support NWTF’s state and federal conservation initiatives
ENVIR 100: Introduction to Environmental Studies – M,W, F, 12:30p–1:20p. 5 credits. Instructors: Kristi Straus and Elizabeth Wheat. Learn about current environmental challenges and responses, from climate change to social justice, in a local and global context.
ENVIR 250: Research Methods for Environmental Studies – M, W, F, 1:30p–2:30p. 5 credits. Instructors: Tim Billo and Yen-Chu Weng. Pre-req: ENVIR 100. Get experience with data collection and apply it to an environmental lens. Course details: Get introduced to various data collection methods in order to understand complex environmental issues. Case studies help illustrate research design processes, and introduce key methods of data collection and analysis relevant to the problem.
ENVIR 439 Attaining a Sustainable Society – M, W, 10:30a–12:20p. 3 credits. Instructor: Elizabeth Wheat. Explore how food, energy and policy movements are moving our society towards a more sustainable future and identify impediments to achieving a sustainable society. Freshmen can enroll w/ instructor permission.
ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studio – T, Th, 12:30p–1:20p. 5 credits. Instructor: Ashley Blazina. Focus on the different aspects of green purchasing at UW and industry-wide. Course details: Examine the current criteria used to asses the “greenness” of a company, what aspects may be missing, the sustainability of purchasing local vs. regional and internationally, what industries (fashion, energy) are the current biggest polluters, and which are the “greenest” and the sustainability of UW’s many branches of purchasing. In addition to class lectures, guest speakers and field trips, students will work for an outside client on a community-based project related to green purchasing, either on the UW campus or in the Seattle region.