Vernal Pool Data Entry (VPDE) Assistant – Westborough, MA

Vernal Pool Data Entry (VPDE) Assistant
MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program
Westborough, MA

Description:
The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP) seeks an intern to assist with data entry to aid in the certification of vernal pool habitats. Vernal pools are a unique form of wetland habitat that serve as essential breeding habitat for certain species of specialized wildlife, including salamanders and frogs (amphibians). The NHESP administers the Commonwealth’s official vernal pool certification program which establishes the existence of a vernal pool and enables legal protection under the MA Wetlands Protection Act (310 CMR 10.00). The VPDE Assistant will help close the gap on an existing backlog of vernal pool applications awaiting certification.
For more information, please see https://www.mass.gov/doc/14-vernal-pool-data-management-dfg/download. To apply, please see https://www.mass.gov/forms/apply-for-an-internship-at-the-executive-office-of-energy-and-environmental-affairs.

Additional Information: https://www.mass.gov/forms/apply-for-an-internship-at-the-executive-office-of-energy-and-environmental-affairs

Contact Name: Natural Heritage
Contact Email: natural.heritage@mass.gov

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