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 Audubon Connecticut is seeking a Bird Conservation Coordinator.

The Bird Conservation Coordinator (BCC) will play an integral role in Audubon Connecticut's conservation efforts.  Under the supervision of the Bird Conservation Program Manager, the BCC will oversee day to day operations at Stratford Point, work on furthering the Important Bird Area (IBA) Program, serve as second in command of the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, and provide technical assistance to the New Haven Harbor WildLife Refuge Partnership.  The BCC will assist with IBA Technical Committee and Science Committee meetings (each once a year), the Long Island Sound "proof of concept" Initiative, fundraising, and external relations for Audubon in areas of expertise. The BCC will spend the majority of their time at Stratford Point, located at 1207 Prospect Drive, in Stratford, CT.  This is a full time, year round position.

You can view the full position summary, essential functions, and qualifications at the below link. 

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3309/bird-conservation-coordinator/job 

 


The McLean Game Refuge is looking for a new Director

The 4,410-acre McLean Game Refuge is one of Connecticut’s environmental treasures. Created in 1932 by the bequest of former United States Senator and Connecticut Governor George P. McLean, the property is located in the Towns of Granby, Simsbury and Canton. Its varied habitat of gently rolling and a few steep hills, dramatic rock outcrops, farmland in current use and in early forest succession, mature forests, wetlands and water courses supports a healthy and diverse ecosystem of plants and animals. On almost every side, the Game Refuge abuts other preserved lands, including the 2,098-acre Enders State Forest, the Town of Granby’s Holcomb Farm and Salmon Brook Park and hundreds of acres owned in various parcels by the Granby and Simsbury Land Trusts. All together, these properties constitute a contiguous, largely forested landscape of over 8,000 acres. Not too far away are the reservoir system owned by the Metropolitan District Commission, the State of Connecticut’s Tunxis State Forest and other open space preserves of the State of Connecticut and the Granby and Simsbury Land Trusts.

For the overall context, see these web sites:

The story of Senator McLean is engagingly told in Ellsworth S. Grant’s 2001 book The Senator from Simsbury: George P. McLean.

In his Will, Senator McLean described a place “where trees can grow unmolested by choppers and trout and birds and other animal life can exist unmolested by hunters and fishermen, a place where some of the things God made may be seen by those who love them as I loved them and who may find in them the peace of mind and body that I have found.” This balance between providing suitable wildlife habitat and offering a retreat for human recreation and contemplation
is not always easy to maintain, but the Directors of McLean Game Refuge, Inc., who oversee the Game Refuge, and the Game Refuge Manager, who is on the land every day, have been remarkably successful over the years in preserving just the kind of place Senator McLean had in mind. It has been, and we hope it will continue to be, a close working partnership rooted in a shared vision and mutual respect.

The Role of the Director of the McLean Game Refuge
The Director of the McLean Game Refuge is responsible for the stewardship of the Game Refuge. We are looking for someone who will operate a professional, organized and safe Refuge for the benefit of the local flora and fauna, as well as for the use and enjoyment of the public.


If you are interested in this opportunity please send your resume or direct inquiries to:
employment@mcleancare.org or fax to 860-658-3778

Click here for job description

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