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Water resources and forest health stewardship opportunities: NID seeks applicants for CivicSpark program

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(Grass Valley, Aug. 17, 2022) Two exciting opportunities exist with the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) to take on water resources, forest health, and watershed management challenges. The District is seeking candidates to fill year-long positions through the CivicSpark program.

CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program that coordinates with local public agencies to address community issues such as climate change and water resource management. Each year, CivicSpark recruits Fellows on a service year of 11 months. During that time, they are involved with projects that have a benefit in the here-and-now, and also will be sustained into the future.

NID is especially interested in Fellows who are familiar with the headwaters region, and the local ecosystem. They will work as part of NID’s Sierra Nevada Headwaters Environmental Planning & Monitoring Project.

In coordination with the District’s Environmental Resources Division, the work will involve different components:
- The Fellows will get out into the field to assess and document conditions on District forested lands. In addition, they will collect, compile and analyze field data, then develop reports to track projects that have been completed. This information will also help prioritize future projects
- Other specific duties will be to research and develop a Burn Plan to bring prescribed fire into NID’s plans for fuels management.
- Fellows also will build a summer watershed education program for 2023 and beyond.

“CivicSpark is a win-win for everyone involved,” said Neysa King, NID’s Environmental Resources Administrator. “The Fellows get valuable work experience on a meaningful project that has lasting results, and they serve the community in a focused way. In return, NID receives talented, energetic young professionals. The community and many stakeholders benefit directly from this synergy.”

Contact Neysa King ( or
Cameron Townsend ( with expressed interest or questions.

Then apply through the CivicSpark website through the link below:
For details about NID’s Sierra Nevada Headwaters Environmental Planning & Monitoring
Project, click here 2022-23 Northern California Projects - CivicSpark (
Learn more about CivicSpark and how to become a Fellow, click here Fellowship Opportunities
- CivicSpark

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