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Prairie Restorations Employment Opportunities - Six Locations Throughout Minnesota

Interested in joining the region’s leader in the growing business of native plant community restoration?

Prairie Restorations, Inc. (PRI) was founded in 1977, one of the first companies, nationally, devoted exclusively to designing, restoring and managing native prairie plant communities. In three decades we’ve grown from three employees in a single location to a full-time staff of 45 in six locations throughout Minnesota.

Our mission: “to produce and provide the highest quality, most ecologically appropriate products and services possible to restore and manage native plant communities.”

2017 Job Announcements

Position: Services Crew Member

Description: Summer seasonal positions with a potential for permanent positions are available in our services department at one or more of our six Minnesota offices. The service department is split into two primary work groups, install and land management. Primary duties for install staff are site preparation, seeding/planting, and applying erosion control blankets or mulching when necessary. Land management staff control invasive species, promote establishment of new installs, and perform prescribed burns. Although job duties are often split, there are typically ample opportunities for crossover experiences.

Required Qualifications: An interest in nature/habitats and willingness to work occasionally long/unpredictable hours outside in sometimes adverse conditions. Ability to work as part of a team and comfortable handling herbicides and small power equipment such as weed whips. Must have valid driver’s license, an ability to lift 50 lbs. frequently, obtain MnDOT Health Card and pass pre-employment drug test.

Desired Qualifications: Some coursework or degree in biological studies with some knowledge/experience with plant identification. Experience with large power equipment such as tractor/ATV/skid loader/chain saw and prescribed burns.

Location: Princeton, Scandia, Watertown, Northfield, Duluth, Hawley

How to Apply: Send resume to Please indicate if there is a location preference. Please also indicate when you’re available to start, if your availability is limited to just the summer, and when you need to be finished if returning to school in the fall.

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Prairie Restorations Inc.
Princeton Headquarters
31646 128th Street,
Princeton, MN 55371

Ph: 763-389-4342