Bring Conservation Home program seeking Habitat Advisors

Bring Conservation Home logo[Editor’s Note: In addition to being a Wild Ones – St. Louis Chapter Member-at-Large and Technology Communications Committee Chairperson, Dawn Weber is a Habitat Advisor for Bring Conservation Home (BCH). She is sharing this post from the BCH blog. Dawn said, “Volunteering with the BCH program is an opportunity for Wild Ones members to give back to the community using our native plant knowledge.”]

The 2017 Bring Conservation Home Habitat Advisor Training Workshop is scheduled for Saturday March 25 at Powder Valley Nature Center in Kirkwood. 

The BCH program uses volunteer Habitat Advisors to provide consultations to urban landowners in the greater St. Louis area for the restoration of native plant and animal habitat on their grounds.

The Habitat Advisors deliver on-site advice in landscaping with environmentally healthy and sustainable native plant species, the removal of invasive plant species, water conservation on the urban landscape, and other stewardship practices that promote healthy habitat for birds, native wildlife and people. For complete program details, please visit the Program Details page.

Habitat Advisors perform BCH landscape consultations and certification assessments and compile their written notes and findings. Advisors will be asked to commit to 6-12 site visits per year that average 2 hours each.

This workshop covers the BCH program, our procedures, and key native landscaping concepts. Prior experience with the program areas (highlighted above) and a long-term commitment will be essential for your success. BCH is a great way to creatively use your training and knowledge to improve our community one landscape at a time.

For a description of the position, the required qualifications and an application, download this PDF

You will be contacted after your application is received and reviewed. Those meeting the qualifications will receive additional details about the workshop, including the day’s schedule.

Certified Habitat Advisors also receive a complete survey of their own landscape at no charge, including discounts at a variety of area retailers.

Please contact Mitch at (314) 599-7390 or mitch@stlouisaudubon.org with any questions.
Habitat advisor workshop