Four positions to work with Utah State University Biology faculty and the Ashley National Forest (ANF) to conduct field work in the Uintah Mountains to assess habitat of the Greater Sage-grouse. Crew members will work under the direct supervision of retired ANF Botanist Sherel Goodrich. This is a unique opportunity to work with Mr. Goodrich, the top expert in the region, to learn the plant communities of the Uintah Basin and Uintah Mountains.
Positions are funded for 29 hrs/wk for 14 weeks each, approximately May 7th-August 10th. Crew compensation will be $12.50/hr.
Interns will make field observations of vegetation using a Line Point Intersect method and according to protocol. They will collaborate with teammates and the crew lead to collect and assemble a high quality data set in an efficient manner. Fieldwork may require strenuous hiking, work in adverse weather conditions, and irregular hours. Work may be conducted in a team setting or independently. Review of applicants will begin 21 March 2018.
Experience identifying plants
Demonstrated fieldwork experience
Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to follow safety regulations
Driver’s license and experience driving 4WD vehicles
Ability to efficiently execute directives and study plan
Ability to collaborate with crewmates and follow team lead
Professional fieldwork experience
Professional plant identification experience or certifications
GIS, GPS, or orienteering experience
Data entry experience
Demonstrated relevant coursework, including but not limited to one or more classes in a topic such as botany, biology, ecology, soils, natural resources management, or GIS
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