BC SPCA Volunteer Posting

The BC SPCA is seeking wildlife photography enthusiasts to volunteer with their annual Wildlife-in-Focus photo contest, running May 15 – 31. If you’re passionate about wildlife, self-motivated, organized, and want to try your hand at wildlife ID (flex your BIOL 427 muscles?) – we are looking for you! This position will be done working remotely, a computer with internet access is required.

Read more about the position, and apply to erinryan@spca.bc.ca by April 1:


LincFarm Internship

LincFarm is looking for a lambing/summer intern or two to help us through this first year of a BIG expansion of our sheep operation.

See more info here: intern description

Please contact:
Juliet Orazietti & Martin Weber

Organic Field Production Lead

Wild Flight Farm is a 24-acre certified organic produce farm nestled in the mountains of the North Okanagan. We have a large farmer’s market presence in both Salmon Arm and Revelstoke, for which we have been supplying vegetables for 30 years, along with weekly orders from organic home delivery companies.

We have a tight management team specializing in various sectors of the farm and are looking to add an experienced Field Lead to be responsible for producing the farm’s field crops.

  • Location is in Mara, BC in the Shuswap/North Okanagan region.
  • Competitive wage range of $22.50-$27.00/hour (experience dependent)
  • Year-round, full-time, permanent position
  • Perks include:
    • $1200 annual Health Spending allowance
    • Housing available to rent
    • $250 personal gear allowance
    • Weekly catered lunches
    • Free vegetables for your household
    • Career growth opportunities
    • Organic production mentorship from an experienced team


  • Start date: March 13th, 2023 (preferred)



Field Staff Management

    • Organize and direct 4-10 field staff daily to ensure seeding, planting, cultivation, irrigation, and harvest timelines are met.
    • Train and work alongside less experienced staff as needed
    • Be point of contact for crew members regarding scheduling and feedback


Field Operations

    • Conduct primary tillage operations and final vegetable bed preparation
    • Be responsible for weeding, irrigation, and pest/disease control
    • Use cultivating tractors and hand tools to carry out weekly weed control activities
    • Apply compost and trace nutrients to maintain soil fertility
    • Record seeding, planting, harvesting and soil inputs
    • Participate in vegetable planting, weeding, harvesting, and packing as required


Qualifications and Skills Required:

    • At least 2 years hands-on experience on market vegetable farms
    • A positive, can-do attitude and constructive communication skills
    • Physically fit and able to work in all weather conditions, able to lift up to 50 lbs
    • Basic farm tractor and implement operation skills, or strong desire to learn
    • Previous experience managing, directing, and motivating staff is an asset
    • Preferably a post-secondary diploma in a horticulture-related program


How to Apply

If interested, please read full position and farm details at www.wildflightfarm.ca

Please email application to produce@wildflightfarm.ca and include a cover letter with your resume describing your motivation to apply for this job and the specific skills/experience you have that match the work description and skills required.

While we thank all who apply, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Graduate Research Assistantships in Animal Science – University of Idaho

Wildfires are becoming more frequent and severe, a trend that is expected to continue into the foreseeable future. Wildfires emit numerous air pollutants that contribute to disease when inhaled. In dairy cattle, exposure to wildfire smoke also impairs milk production. However, there is little research investigating the physiological responses to wildfire smoke that lead to poor health and lactation outcomes, which is necessary to establish mitigation or intervention strategies.

The Lactation Physiology Lab and the Dairy Nutrition Research Lab in the Department of Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences at the University of Idaho are seeking motivated and passionate graduate students for a funded research project to quantify immunological and metabolic markers of health and performance in dairy cows and calves exposed to wildfire smoke.

To learn more about research in these labs, please visit www.skibiel-lab.com and https://www.uidaho.edu/cals/animal-veterinary-and-food-sciences/research-andextension/dairy-nutrition

B.S. in Animal Science or related field.
Excellent inter-personal communication skills.
Ability to work independently and in a group.
An interest in animal science and environmental physiology.

If you are interested, email Dr. Amy Skibiel (askibiel@uidaho.edu) or Dr. Pedram Rezamand (rezamand@uidaho.edu) with 1) a brief statement of interest in the position, 2) a curriculum vitae (resume), and 3) unofficial transcripts. For information about our graduate program please visit https://www.uidaho.edu/cals/animal-veterinary-and-foodsciences/majors-and-degrees

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