Nature NB is looking for a dynamic, and creative individual who is passionate about the environment and landuse planning. The successful candidate will possess strong technical knowledge of computers, have some background in GIS, some experience in landuse planning would be an asset. He/she will have experience and knowledge in biology or ecology, and will demonstrate interest and knowledge of environmental issues. Specific skills and knowledge of climate change adaptation, ecosystem services, and environmental non-profit organizations are assets but not requirements of the position.
As climate change impacts are forecast to increase the risks from coastal storm surges, inland flood events, drought events, as well as placing increased stressors on ecosystems, land use planning that incorporates ecosystem services and functions, can reduce human exposure to those risks and can play a significant role in community resilience. The project represents a grassroots, hands on, practical approach that is grown out of a need to reduce the deterioration of ecosystems while addressing risks that climate change impacts pose to human health and safety. In addition to developing a methodology, we will raise awareness about using ecosystem services in climate change adaptation, especially flood risk reduction. We will best management practices on how to incorporate ecosystem services into adaptation decision-making, and work with landuse planners to incorporate ecosystem assets into landuse planning, focusing on flood risk reduction. The long-term benefit will be an increased resiliency of communities and environments, reduced costs for the implementation of adaptation measures (using ecosystem-based adaptation where appropriate and feasible), an appreciation for and maintenance and restoration of ecosystem services (water quality, biodiversity, habitats), and a reduction in stressors on ecosystems.
Full job description and how to apply visit our website