Seed Conservation Intern - Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

An entry level position to assist the Director of Conservation Programs, Seeds of Success Coordinator, and the Seed Conservation Program Manager in execution of field research, and seed collecting activities for Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s California Plant Rescue (CaPR) program, Seed LA, and the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Seeds of Success Program (SOS).

CaPR is a collaborative project to secure the future of California’s native flora by collecting seeds of California native plant species for long term preservation in secure regional seed banks (ex-situ conservation).

Seed LA is a regional effort to make locally appropriate regional native plant materials more broadly available in the greater Los Angeles region.

SOS is a program coordinated by the BLM to support seed collections from native plant populations to conserve and develop native plant materials for stabilizing, rehabilitating and restoring lands in the United States.

Duties include assisting in the field to scout populations, collect seed, conduct surveys, collect and process plant specimens, plant identification, data collection, preparation of field forms and reports, data entry and labeling of field collections, seed processing, seed testing, and preparation of seeds for storage.

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