Leaf Ninjas – Do you want to join a one-of-a-kind professional team, seen by their clients as the specialists? Their secret weapon in ecological restoration? Want a team that supports you on and off the field? Work in stunning areas of nature in both remote settings and urban projects? Join the Leaf Ninjas and make a long-lasting impact!
If you believe in these qualities, we want you to apply HERE
- We have passion
- We have an affinity for nature
- We work with integrity, always
- We are devoted to the purpose and the people
- We work hard
- We believe we can accomplish anything
- We are constantly improving – Kaizen
- We are balanced
Position Title: Crew Member: Ecological restoration specialist
Job Function: Labourer, Planter, Habitat restoration maintenance and steward
Job Type: Full-time until the end of the growing season (Approx Nov 15) then starts again mid-February
Start Date: Immediately
Reports To: The Crew Member will report to the Foreman and Project Manager.
Job Overview: The Crew Member will provide support for our ecological restoration team who are using plant material and soil bioengineering techniques to repair erosion and impact to strengthen, revegetate, and create habitat along riverbanks in Alberta.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Handling and installing erosion control materials
Prepping sites to be planted
Collecting and handling live stake plant material
Installing soil bioengineering elements
Participating in the safety program
Driving on the site to deliver materials as needed for job elements
Planting trees and shrubs
Activating maintenance and monitoring program
Working with solar irrigation for post-planting maintenance
Minimum 2 years experience in landscaping, tree planting or forestry
High-quality plug planting skills
Experience using hand saws and pruning shears
Backcountry driving experience
Experienced with working outdoors in challenging weather
Experience working in small team-oriented crews
Has a passion for the outdoors and environmental stewardship
Has an interest and curiosity for horticulture and restoration
Physical abilities must include: heavy lifting, resilience to cold and wet conditions, athletic level fitness, can travel by foot for long distances over uneven terrain
Strong knowledge of irrigation system design
Willingness to work and travel alone
Expected production rates:
Plugs – 500/ day planted in eco-types
#1 Gal containers – 100+ / day
Live stakes – 125/ day – standard 1.2-1.5m length
Required Travel: Primary work is in Calgary, AB. Some work may be required within 4 hours of Calgary, AB.
Wage: Depending on experience $23.50/hr-$29.60
- Maintenance manager (20+ ecological restoration sites in Alberta and B.C)
- Team leader
- Project manager
- Safety coordinator
- Vegetation inspector
Location: Calgary, AB
APPLY HERE: Entry Form: https://forms.gle/2Da4qTYCvffY1qLC9
Who are we?
Leaf Ninja’s (LN) focus is on the long-lasting approach to ecological restoration. They achieve this through a full life cycle approach to projects with ecological and habitat restoration professionals and equipment. With their team, innovation, and experience they supply, install, design, maintain and monitor restoration projects in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.
Based in Calgary, Alberta, LN has been involved in high-profile soil bioengineering, ecological, and habitat restoration projects throughout western Canada for the past 10 years. They’re qualified to work in active mine sites such as Teck, Suncor, and Syncrude, municipalities, and private land. They have designed several innovations to improve the success of ecological restoration projects such as a remote solar irrigation system and rooted live stakes to install soil bioengineering projects out of dormancy season.
The LN team is the #1 rated contractor for the City of Calgary’s Habitat Restoration RFSO (2021). They are a prequalified prime contractor for the categories Riverbank Restoration, Erosion Protection, Landscape Construction, Landscape Maintenance, and Outfalls, for the City of Calgary. They have active projects in Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Elkford, Beaverdell, and areas in southern Alberta. The LN team holds a variety of certifications to support their practice – Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioners, Professional Management Professional (PMP), Environmental Assessment & Restoration, MSc, Specialization Certificates in Ecological Restoration.
We are confident that our experience in a variety of eco-sites, approach and unique understanding of high-quality, long-lasting habitat restoration projects make Leaf Ninjas the ideal organization to implement installations to improve the resilience and biodiversity of Western Canada
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