NICHES Land Trust Summer 2024 Stewardship / Outreach Positions

NICHES Land Trust is hiring two Stewardship/Outreach Technicians for Summer 2024!

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2024.

NICHES Administrative Assistant Job Posting

NICHES Administrative Assistant Job Description Position Summary

The Administrative Assistant provides high-level administrative support to the Executive Director by maintaining property files, managing donor records, assisting with board meeting reports/packets, interacting with various stakeholders – donors, volunteers, board members, vendors, general public – as appropriate, managing the Administrative Office at Clegg Garden and performing routine clerical functions such as preparing correspondence of all types, processing email on behalf of the organization, receiving visitors, and scheduling events. This position is a 20 hour per week permanent position with flexible hours and is eligible to accrue sick, vacation, and holiday pay and retirement benefits. Rate of pay is $15-18 per hour, DOE. The position is based out of NICHES’ Administrative Office in Lafayette, IN.

Panoramic view of Mulvey Pond

The Unsung Hero of the Water World. By: Meghan Ciupak

A day spent in a wetland involves the sound of woodpeckers, bullfrogs, and the hum of life. Plants are growing in, around, and on the water while turtles are seen on top of every log.

NICHES Land Trust Summer 2023 Stewardship Positions

NICHES Land Trust is hiring two Seasonal Stewards for Summer 2023!

NICHES is Hiring a Development Director!

Interested in using your fundraising skills and passion for natural areas to help NICHES? Apply to join our Staff! 

NICHES Welcomes Our New Executive Director!

NICHES Land Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director, Shannon Stanis.

Landscaping with Native Plants by Kent Walters

Kent Walters shares the benefits of landscaping with native plants and how to get started. Be a friend to our native wildlife by incorporating native plants into your landscaping.

Tippecanoe Invasive Cooperative Taskforce (TICT) Panel Presentation

Members of the Tippecanoe Invasive Cooperative Taskforce (TICT) present information on locally found invasive species and the best way to “knock them out.”

Spring Woodland Wildflower Presentation

Last year we identified and discussed the woodland wildflowers that bloom in the summer with Dan Childs.  This year we explore the many beautiful spring ephemerals in this virtual woodland tour.  This will be a good refresher for those wildflower seekers as you plan that first spring hike in the woods.

Birding 101 with Roxie Easter

Roxie Easter, NICHES Volunteer, and avid birder shares tips, tricks, tools, and good local locations for getting started with birdwatching.

NICHES Volunteer & Outreach Programs

Sam Cody, NICHES Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, shares an update on our volunteer and outreach programs.

Granville Sand Barrens and Roy Whistler Wildlife Area Restoration Update

Another transformative project is underway.

With funding support from the Roy Whistler Foundation, we are working to recover several acres of exceedingly rare sand barrens habitat at our Granville Sand Barrens and Roy Whistler Wildlife Area properties.

This project started in the fall of 2019 with Fecon mowing of thick Amur honeysuckle on the west side of the road which splits the Roy Whistler Wildlife Area. The Fecon work was donated by our friends at Arbor America, who have committed to donating 4 days of forestry mowing with their machine each year. They put in 4 days in the fall of 2019, and another 4 days in early 2020.

Midwestoration Podcast

Join NICHES Stewardship Director Bob Easter on a winter walk/drive with the Midwestoration podcast through NICHES Fountain County properties including Whistler-Hare Woods, Snyder-Marshall Woods, and Shawnee Bottoms.

Plains Leopard Frog (Lithobates blairi) Surveys Conducted at NICHES Land Trust Properties, 2020

NICHES Land Trust sites in the middle Wabash River region were surveyed for the presence of plains leopard frog, a state endangered species, in the summer of 2020. Two sites, Roy Whistler Wildlife Area and Shawnee Bottoms, were found to be home to these rare frogs, and males were detected calling near Pecan Basin, and likely using the site.

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