Invasive Plant Management Intern

Expected Dates
April 27, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Katmai National Park & Preserve
Position ID
Come work for the National Park Service in Alaska and help keep our park lands pristine! Invasive plants cause millions of dollars in damage across the United States, but here in Alaska their impacts are still minimal. Assist biologists and natural resources managers with invasive plant management; conduct regular invasive plant surveys; perform invasive plant control by pulling, digging, and cutting; conduct data entry and analysis; use a Trimble GPS unit for mapping, data collection and processing; GIS data management, and map production; help with outreach activities in the local communities; complete reports or other documents related to natural resource management projects. 
You’ll have the opportunity to participate in the training of all Alaska NPS seasonal employees conducting invasive plant management, focusing on GPS data collection and processing, control techniques, and plant identification. You will be encouraged to focus extra time on any aspect of the work you find particularly interesting. Finally, you will have opportunities to work and play in one of the nation’s most amazing National Parks!
  • Katmai National Park and Preserve encompasses over 4 million acres in Southwest Alaska. It spans from the Gulf of Alaska in the east up over the Aleutian Range where multiple volcanoes steam across many large lakes to the Bristol Bay lowlands. Within this area is an incredible density of brown bear lured by the abundance of salmon in summer. Opportunities for wilderness solitude, sport fishing, and boating abound. King Salmon, where the position is based, is 300 miles from Anchorage and accessible by plane only.
  • Invasive plant management; local plant identification; Trimble GPS unit operation; basic GIS; computer; bear safety; first aid/CPR/AED; aviation safety; boat operation; wilderness camping
  • Alaska Exotic Plant Management Team seasonal training, focusing on GPS data collection and processing and plant identification. Access to one of the nation`s most amazing National Parks!
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
competent with supervision
competent with supervision
competent with supervision