The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is recruiting four volunteers available from approximately Sep 5th to late January 2023 to participate in an invasive plant control project at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Selected volunteers will spend about 3-weeks in Honolulu for preparation and training before being deployed to Palmyra Atoll for approximately 4-months. Volunteers will have the rare opportunity to live in this remote setting surrounded by rainforest, seabirds, land crabs and rich coral reefs. The volunteers will be participating in an exciting long-term project to realign Palmyra’s rainforest from coconut dominated to native forest. This island restoration project’s goal is to improve island and coral reef resiliency to climate change.
To selected applicants that can commit to the entire work period, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will provide: Transportation to and from Honolulu, HI from major US cities; Housing in Honolulu and Palmyra Atoll; Food while stationed on Palmyra (but not for periods in Honolulu for training); and personal protective equipment.
Applications will be accepted until June 29th.