The Tern Colony Assistant – Habitat Management will conduct vegetation control at Penikese Island, MA and will assist the Site Manager in restoring endangered terns to Buzzards Bay through an intensive program of protection, management, and monitoring at the key nesting islands. Responsibility to protect these endangered birds falls under the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act. Person hired will spend significant time in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Specific duties include:

  • Controlling invasive plants on Penikese Island through use of MA-approved herbicides
  • Protection and censusing colonies of Common and endangered Roseate Terns, and Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls
  • Discouragement of nesting gulls
  • Monitor

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