Apprentice / Intern Program
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is seeking candidates interested in a HERITAGE PROGRAM Apprentice opportunity in Western Kentucky and Tennessee. The duty station of this position is in Golden Pond, Kentucky.
The purpose of this outreach is to determine the potential applicant pool for this position.
Apprentice Qualifications: 4 years of college & valid driver’s license
Position Dates: 06/01/22 thru 06/01/23
Housing Provided: $250 weekly stipend (non-taxed)
Outreach Response: If you are interested in this opportunity, send a resume to Greg Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org by 03/15/2022. For additional information on this position, please contact Christopher Thornock at Christopher.email@example.com. Thank you for your interest! USDA Forest Service is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Apprentices will have the opportunity to participate in all areas of heritage resource management.
•Program and project planning and implementation.
•Section 106 and NEPA compliance inspections and survey.
•Public education and outreach.
•Site protection and preservation.
•Fieldwork: site recording, mapping, GIS/GPS data collection, geophysical survey.
•Laboratory work: artifact processing, accessioning, analysis, and interpretation.
•Data management, report writing, and research
•Opportunities exist for training in wildland fire suppression and site protection, resource adviserroles, ARPA assessments, sawyer skills, UTV/ATV, and cemetery preservation.
•Current heritage goals include Trail of Tears Interpretation, 1800s Iron Industry, African American heritage of KY and TN, Clandestine Distillery use in the region, and Civil War activities of Grant’s campaign in 1862.
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area covers over 170,000 acres of forests, wetlands, and open lands on a peninsula between Kentucky (Tennessee River) and Barkley (Cumberland River) Lakes in Western Kentucky and Tennessee. This family friendly recreation area offers one of the largest blocks of undeveloped forest in the eastern United States. With 300 miles of natural shoreline, lake access provides idyllic settings for camping, paddling, picnicking, hiking, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing, and water sports. Over 500 miles of hiking, biking, equestrian, and ATV trails also weave through the recreation area.
Land management practices help keep the forest healthy, improve outdoor recreation opportunities, and serve as an environmental education backdrop to student groups and conservation organizations for best practices in habitat management, science, and conservation. Popular environmental education attractions on the unit include the Elk & Bison Prairie, Golden Pond Planetarium, Woodlands Nature Station, and the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum.
Learn more about us at www.landbetweenthelakes.us
USDA Forest Service is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Nestled in the gently rolling hills and lakes of Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee, the communities that surround us offer a variety of lifestyles and modern conveniences with the best features of small-town America- all within reach to major metropolitan areas.
The climate is mild and features four distinct seasons. The region is largely farmland interspersed with woodlands, lakes, wetlands, and streams. Outdoor recreation abounds with two of the largest manmade lakes in the country bordering Land Between the Lakes as the centerpiece. In addition to some of the best hunting and fishing in the country, a myriad of opportunities exists for biking, hiking, horseback riding, off-roading, camping, birding, and an array of water sports. Numerous state parks, wildlife refuges, and state natural areas surround the Land Between the Lakes area, providing additional opportunities for outdoor adventures.
Arts and entertainment opportunities include concerts, drama, exhibits, lectures, sporting events, festivals, arts and crafts shows, museums, and much more. Particularly notable are the area’s bluegrass festivals, barbecue, antiques, and golf courses. The area is rich in history including civil war forts, the Trail of Tears, Fort Donelson National Battlefield, and historic communities.
Nearby full-service communities with restaurants, attractions, and shopping include Murray, KY (population 19,348), home of Murray State University; Benton, KY (pop. 4,469); Cadiz, KY (pop. 2,665); and Dover, TN (pop. 1,480). Cities Paducah, KY and Clarksville, TN are also less than an hour’s drive of the recreation area.
Land Between the Lakes is centrally located between several major metropolitan areas. Interstate 24 provides easy access connecting us within 90 minutes of Nashville. We sit three to five hours from St. Louis, Louisville, Indianapolis, and Memphis. We’re only a day’s drive away from Chicago, Atlanta, Kansas City, Charlotte, and New Orleans.
More information about living in and around the Land Between the Lakes region is available on our website: www.landbetweenthelakes.us/visit/community/